Muhammad Zeeshan KaramatMelia FleischmannMohamed AmrGabriel Brandle
Published © MIT


Deep learning to detect biosignals of the cough of COVID-19 from recordings.

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Things used in this project

Software apps and online services

App link
Web app for data collection . We are in the process of conducting a medical clinical trials first, before releasing our testing functionality, as this medical domain is a extremely sensitive topic.


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Deep Learning architecture

DetectNow is implemented on HIPAA and GDPR compliant infrastructure and all user data and trained models are using anonymised user data. Necessary permission and instructions are given to use for safe usage of DetectNow.
Technically, we use web app to record cough, individual variables (Age. Sex, Smoking history, Height / weight, Ethnicity) and supportive data symptoms ( Fever, headache, runny nose, joint pain / body aches, diarrhoea, vomiting, effort tolerance, conjunctivitis) to give diagnostic prediction about COVID19 at zero cost and at the comfort of home. We use deep learning and audio signal processing at the backbone of our big data realtime data pipeline. First signal is cleaned by removing unwanted noises, after the long audio file is segmented with a cough detection model, after that we use feature engineering (MEL spectrograms, episodic, and time series features) on this segmented audio chunk, which is then finally fed to the COVID19 classification model.


Github Repository

Steps to Reproduce Clone The repo `git clone` `cd covid19` Create a virtual env `virtualenv venv` `source venv/bin/activate` Clone `git clone` Install Dependencies `pip3 install -r ./App/requirements.txt` `pip3 install -r ./pyAudioAnalysis/requirements.txt` `brew install ffmpeg` Install `pip3 install -e pyAudioAnalysis` Using `python3 App/` Alternative `chmod +x ./` `./` Training on the original dataset `python3 pyAudioAnalysis/pyAudioAnalysis/ trainClassifier -i data/cough/not_sick data/cough/sick --method randomforest -o model_new` Training on Uploads `python3 pyAudioAnalysis/pyAudioAnalysis/ trainClassifier -i data/uploads/not_sick data/uploads/sick --method randomforest -o model/model_new` Training Dataset [data-set](


Muhammad Zeeshan Karamat

Muhammad Zeeshan Karamat

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Software engineer with extensive experience in leading successful large scale machine learning solutions.
Melia Fleischmann

Melia Fleischmann

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Medical doctor, resident surgeon
Mohamed Amr

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Gabriel Brandle

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Thanks to Melia Flieshmann, Gabriel Brandel, Pia Eggert, Patrick Betz, Shresth Agrawal, Vlada Petrusenko, Mohammed Amr, Shizhe He, Alexandre Micheloud, Stephana Muller, Simon Hofer , and Muhammad Zeeshan Karamat.