Earbud chirps may one day detect infections

Published August 5, 2022


Futurity reported that a team led by Zhanpeng Jin, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has used Bluetooth earbuds and a deep learning AI system to diagnose three common ear conditions with a simple, non-invasive audio test that uses a sonar-like audio chirp to map out the ear structure.

“With people worldwide living longer, and the prevalence of headphones, it is more important than ever to monitor one’s ear health,” says lead author Zhanpeng Jin.

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