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 the researchers