hey Google Android is working on a new feature for phones that will be able to detect cough and snoring while the user is sleeping. This information will be used to monitor your health through the Google Health Study, Application Which coordinates the various body data collected by the company’s apps.
The project was briefly mentioned in a digital health and wellness report that Google published this week in support of the release of version 2.0 of the Health Study.
According to the company, “the health sensing team is actively working to bring a set of algorithms and detection capabilities to Android devices, aimed at providing the user with relevant findings about their sleep”.
The project is being considered as a “Sleep Audio Collection” and, for now, is only in the testing phase for company employees who have smart fone Android.
This collection will have the function of “supporting our mission in providing the data needed to validate, adjust and develop our algorithms”. The intention is also to convert these algorithms into “bedside monitoring” applications.
It will work just like Google Fit, which already uses it room For example, measure heart rate and breathing. But it is not yet known whether the software will be embedded in the Fit or in the Clock – which, in 2020, received a feature called “Sleep Time”, along with the function of improving user sleep.
There is no word yet on when it will be released to the public.
It’s worth remembering that version 2.0 of the Nest Hub, a Google device that acts as a voice assistant (like Alexa, from Amazon) and a central one for coordinating home routines and automation of other smart home devices , which already includes a similar feature called Sleep Sensing.