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A new feature of Artificial Intelligence will allow Google Home to detect cardiac arrest

Artificial Intelligence has proven to be a big breakthrough in current times. The advantages that can be entailed are numerous, making our lives much easier. Scientists are increasingly looking to modify certain features of AI so it can be useful in the way like never before.

With that being said, there has been a new discovery in the field of scientific advancement. A group of scientists associated with the University of Washington has come up with a lifesaving feature of artificial intelligence.

According to the developers, this is arguably one of the most helpful and beneficial inventions of the 21st century. It can completely revolutionize the way we deal with an emergency medical situation.

Now devices such as Google Home will be able to detect cardiac arrest among individuals. The device will signal the authorities whenever there is such a situation calling for immediate help. As a result, it is believed that this feature will help save thousands of lives world wide.

The feature is expected to be commercialized later this year at a very affordable price.

It is important to note that heart disease is among the leading cause of deaths in the US. Nearly, 50% of the adult population in the country is diagnosed with some sort of cardiovascular illness. The figures are expected to rise if necessary precautionary measures are not executed.

Artificial Intelligence & Cardiac Arrest

If you are familiar with how Alexa works, then understanding the complexities behind the new feature should be fairly easy. Similar to how the device detects your voice and functions accordingly, the modification will entail the detection of agonal gasping or breathing.

Additionally, scientists who worked on the artificial intelligence feature incorporated real-time recordings from 911. Around 200 call voices were captured during the 9-year time period from 2009 to 2018.

For more accurate detection, the tool was also allowed to work in different real-time situations. For example, how the AI feature will work when the television is on or any external noise disturbance. In cases where a false alarm rings, the user has the option to turn the device off.

Finally, when the detection is done right, the artificial intelligence will then allow the data to be transmitted. Any nearby emergency authority (usually 911) would be contacted immediately to access the individual.

Moreover, the user will also have the option to save in contacts of any relative who might need to be informed.

When the tool first underwent trial, the device accurately detected cardiac attack gasp around 95% of the time. It worked as far as 20 feet from where the individual was.

As far as the privacy issue is concerned, the developers have assured that the data would not be shared with any third party. Only the user and the health authorities in the case of emergency will be able to access the information.

Scientists are optimistic that this artificial intelligence technology will be a groundbreaking invention in the field of medical science. It will save thousands of lives that are lost as a result of a heart attack. More importantly during such situations when no one is around and help is needed as soon as possible

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Samuel Mayer

Samuel has been part of Top Health Journal for quite a while now. He has immense interest in medicine and thoroughly enjoys writing about this theme. His philosophy is: write simple and short, always assuming your reader to be a layman who knows nothing about the topic. Twitter- @SamuelM54534849

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