Shonat, Ross D.
Thomas Eder, M.D.
This project attempts to distinguish between two pulmonary disorders, asthma and pneumonia, using automated analysis of lung sounds. Such an approach minimizes the subjectivity of diagnosis inherent to current practices by physicians. Breath sounds are recorded by a physiological microphone and hardware acquisition system, and then analyzed in software using a two stage algorithm. The first stage detects abnormal lung sounds and second stage makes a diagnosis. A clinical trial was conducted at a pediatric clinic to validate the system.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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