Thanks to US researchers, in-ear headphones are being turned into a diagnostic tool to detect certain conditions affecting the ears, Futura-Sciences reported.
With the help of artificial intelligence (AI), scientists at the State University of New York at Buffalo have created a system called EarHealth.
In order to use these headphones, a no one should have a smart phone. The headphones then produce a frequency and this is examined by the AI to create an image representing the user's ear. Thus, sound signals are sent daily to monitor possible changes in the ear.
At the moment, this system can detect three medical conditions: a wax plug, a ruptured eardrum and a otitis.
After testing with 92 people, the system was found to be 82.6% effective.
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