Google revealed its newest intentions to use smartphones to monitor health on Thursday, saying it will investigate if collecting heart sounds and ocular photos from the comfort of one’s own home might help people uncover concerns. may be of assistance.
According to Greg Corrado, head of health AI at Alphabet Inc., the business is looking into whether the smartphone’s built-in microphone can detect heartbeats and murmurs when put over the chest. According to him, the measurements might assist in the early diagnosis of heart valve abnormalities.
“It’s not at the level of diagnosis, but at the level of recognising whether there’s a high danger,” Corrado said, adding that accuracy concerns persist.
The goal of eye research is to detect diabetes-related disorders in photos. Google claimed it had seen “early positive findings” in clinics with tabletop cameras and that it would now investigate if smartphone photographs would work as well.
“We see a future where people can better understand and make decisions about their health status from home with the help of their doctors,” Corrado said, adding that his team “sees a future where people can better understand and make decisions about their health status with the help of their doctors.”