Alexa, monitor my heart

First contact less cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers. According to Shyam Gollakota, Justin Chan, and an associate professor in the UW’s Paul G Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and co-corresponding author Dr. Jacob Sunshine, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the UW School of Medicine,“A lot of people have smart speakers in their homes, and these devices have amazing capabilities that we can take advantage of. We envision a contact less system that works by continuously and passively monitoring the bedroom for an agonal breathing event, and alerts anyone nearby to come to provide CPR. And then if there’s no response, the device can automatically call 911.
This kind of breathing happens when a patient experiences really low oxygen levels. It’s sort of a guttural gasping noise, and its uniqueness makes it a good audio biomarker to use to identify if someone is experiencing a cardiac arrest.”

https://www.amazon.com/all-new-amazon-echo-speaker-with-wifi-alexa-dark-charcoal/dp/B06XCM9LJ4

https://mashable.com/shopping/deal-june-19-echo-dot-3rd-generation-amazon/

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-06-alexa-heart-contactless-cardiac-ai.html

https://www.washington.edu/

https://www.nature.com/npjdigitalmed/

Amazon’s Alexa can now set DVR recordings

Alexa’s ability to control DVRs is going to improve in the near future. Amazon announced today that it’s updated its Video Skill API so that Alexa can now start recordings, launch an app, or carry out playback commands. Multiple set-top box makers already committed to updating or building Alexa skills with these features, including Dish,…

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