Google is said to be integrating snore and cough detection into its Pixel and/or Android smartphones. In the latest Google Health Studies thread of updates, a sleep audio group study was spotted, which is currently only available to Google employees. The cough and snore algorithms will likely translate into a bedside monitoring feature on Android. The company has yet to confirm whether the new features will be exclusive to the Pixel or available on Android. It is also unknown if the new features will come with Google Fit or Clock.
According to a report by 9To5Google, Google is currently working on a new feature to detect snoring and coughing. In a series of recent update to Google Health Studies, the Sleep Audio suite study that is currently only available to Google employees has been spotted.
The chain reportedly added that to participate in the study, the user must be a full-time Google employee with an Android smartphone. She also explained that the environmental condition required for the study was that only one adult should sleep in one room and the subject should not be an employee of a competing company.
The report explained that the Health Sensing team is actively working to bring an advanced set of sensing capabilities and algorithms to Android devices. It is said that it aims to provide users with insightful information about their sleep. The cough and snore algorithms are expected to make their way to Android devices as a bedside monitoring feature which will also work in a way that maintains privacy.
The internet giant hasn’t said if its snore and cough detection features will reach all Android devices or just the Google Pixel range. It is speculated that the features will arrive first in Pixel phones. It is also unknown if the feature will come with Google Fit or the Clock app.
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