Cough on your smartphone, it will tell you (more or less) if you’re Covid positive

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A laboratory at EPFL is developing a system, based on artificial intelligence, which will make it possible to diagnose Covid-19 from the sound of a cough. The application, which should be available in early 2021, will allow free, widely available testing. Given all the different types of cough that are related to infectious diseases, it (…)

David Atienza interviewed by RTS on Swiss national TV

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French-speaking RTS interview David Atienza about the upcoming release of Coughvid. Subtitles in English: click on CC on the bottom right.

Coughvid makes progress amid great anticipation

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Anticipation is growing as we get closer to the release of the Coughvid app. David Atienza and Tomás Teijeiro have both been interviewed by major Swiss news organisations, Le Temps and ICTjournal. Much was made in each case of what is largely seen as a three-horse race between EPFL, Cambridge and MIT. While EPFL and (…)

The race between researchers for the diagnosis of Covid-19 in the sound of a cough

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At EPFL, at Cambridge University and at MIT, researchers are working to develop algorithms to diagnose people as positive for Covid-19 based on the sound of their cough, as recorded on a smartphone. The results can be stupefying, but difficult to reproduce. No need to get tested: coughing on your phone could soon tell you (…)

Mobile apps will identify Covid with coughing

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By using thousands of recordings of coughing sounds, computer programs are able to identify those that are related to Covid with a better rate of success than humans. A Swiss team is soon going to make available an app that will allow self-testing in a matter of seconds. “Cough, please.” Stethoscope in place, the doctor (…)

ICCAD Award from Opening Session ICCAD 2020

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Deep Learning Algorithms Helping to Clear Space Junk from our Skies

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EPFL researchers are at the forefront of developing some of the cutting-edge technology for the European Space Agency’s first mission to remove space debris from orbit. How do you measure the pose – that is the 3D rotation and 3D translation – of a piece of space junk so that a grasping satellite can capture (…)

Servers designed to look like humans

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David Atienza believes that when it comes to IT systems, everything that can be done locally, should be. That includes processing data where they are generated – thereby substantially reducing the amount of power required. EPFL’s Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL) is studying two major energy-related problems with servers. The first is that they aren’t being (…)

Coughvid Crowdsourcing Dataset

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Lara Orlandic, a final year Master’s student at ESL, gives a presentation on the aims and strategies of Coughvid, during the the COVID-19 Sounds Workshop at Cambridge University.

David Atienza receives ICCAD award

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David Atienza, professor at the School of Engineering and Head of the Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL), has received with his co-authors the IEEE/ACM ICCAD Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award for the scientific publication entitled « 3D-ICE: Fast compact transient thermal modeling for 3D-ICs with inter-tier liquid cooling ». Presented at the IEEE/ACM International (…)