Google has focused a lot on improving health monitoring features for the Android platform and its Pixel devices. We recently saw the tech giant partner with Samsung to develop the new Health Connect platform for seamless sharing of health data between Android apps. Now, the company is reportedly working on a “cough and snore” monitoring feature for Android. Check out the details here!
Google develops cough and snore monitoring
According to a recent APK analysis report by 9to5Google, the APK of the latest Google Health Studies app (version 2.0) contains strings of code that reveal a “Sleep Audio Collection” study. The study would limited to Google employees with Android devices and aims to collect the relevant data to create accurate “cough and snore algorithms” for the Android platform.
Google says its “The Health Sensing team is actively working to bring an advanced suite of sensing capabilities and algorithms to Android devices with the goal of providing users with meaningful insight into their sleep.The collection of sleep sounds, according to Google, supports this mission by providing the data needed to validate, tune and develop such algorithms.
The “cough and snore algorithms” will likely be used to develop a “bedside monitoring” feature for Android for nighttime cough and snore monitoring. It is said to work in a “privacy-preserving, on-device.”
However, it is currently unclear whether the feature will actually be available on Android phones. And if so, we don’t know if it would be available for all Android devices or if it would be limited to supported Pixel devices. Nevertheless, it is safe to assume that Google’s Pixel devices could be the first to get it.
Additionally, Google may integrate the cough and snore monitoring feature into its upcoming Pixel Watch, which is expected to come with advanced health-focused features such as continuous heart rate tracking, fitness tracking with active zone minutes, sleep tracking, and more. The company is expected to launch the Pixel Watch alongside its upcoming Pixel 7 series devices in the fall of this year. For those unaware, Google already has the cough and snore detection feature for the 2nd gen Nest Hub.
So what do you think of the new cough and snore monitoring feature for Android? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and stay tuned for more updates on this.
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