Siri, is this croup or asthma?

A new Aussie app accurately diagnoses cough in children

Asking children to 'just cough into this phone' may help doctors determine whether a cough is related to asthma, croup or a lower respiratory infection. 

Coughing child

An Australian-developed smartphone app can diagnose asthma, croup, pneumonia, lower respiratory tract infections and bronchiolitis with up to 97% accuracy, a study has found.  

Using voice recognition technology familiar to Siri users, the automated cough analysis app has been trained to recognise the features of five different respiratory disease, say