Smart speakers can detect abnormal heart rates, study finds

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Nest Hub could be used to detect abnormal heart rhythms, according to new a new study.

Researchers from the University of Washington have developed an AI-powered system that can enable smart speakers to accurately carry out measurements usually undertaken by professional medical devices.

The researchers describe a system that uses sonar technology to detect vibrations from chest wall movements that are close to a standard smart speaker.

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