Coughvid features on Swiss national radio

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David Atienza has appeared on Radio Svizzera to answer questions about the Coughvid iniative, for the current affairs program Radiogiornale. Please click on CC for English subtitles.

Coughvid: Here & Now, US National Public Radio

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Coughvid featured on US national radio

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As global interest in the Coughvid initiative increases, its inventor has appeared on American national radio. Researcher Lara Orlandic was interviewed on Hear & Now, a US national public radio show with an estimated 4.5 million listeners. WBUR-FM, the Boston station who recorded the show, also produced an article: Scientists Developing App Based On Sound (…)

Coughvid – taking the fight to COVID-19

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Coughvid wins prize at LauzHack

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The Coughvid initative, which started life in LauzHack Against COVID-19, was the brainchild of Lara Orlandic (project student at ESL), who developed the idea with Stefano Vojinovic, Maja Stamenkovic, Alon Tchelet and Aurélien Kinet, under the guidance of Dr. Tomas Teijeiro and Prof. David Atienza. The project has now been awarded 3rd place in the (…)

A new app can help detect the coronavirus

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EPFL researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based system that can listen to your cough and indicate whether you have COVID-19. Coughvid coughvid@helpfulETH Article on SlashGear Development page Coughvid on Twitter With the new app developed by five researchers at EPFL’s Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL), you can record your cough on a smartphone and find out (…)

Embedded Systems have evolved


From the era of pocket calculators to today’s Internet-of-Things, embedded systems have developed at an astonishing rate – and the possiblities for innovation have multiplied. In the context of a competitive industry it is not always possible to take risks by carrying out innovative research. Within academia, however, researchers can strike out into the unknown. (…)

Tech-Transfer: A wireless patch for monitoring emergency-room patients


A small, wireless patch developed by EPFL spin-off Smartcardia can measure emergency-room patients’ vital signs with the same reliability as existing systems involving cumbersome cables. After extensive testing at several hospitals, the device recently obtained the European Union’s CE marking for medical devices and will be launched on the market in the coming days. To (…)

Clearing up space junk


The European Union has allocated €86 million to a project designed to capture and remove a piece of space debris weighing 120kg, which has been in orbit around the Earth since 2013. The startup ClearSpace, working from the EPFL Innovation Park, will seek private funds to raise the total to €100 million. Space debris has (…)

Combating fatigue with a smartwatch application


Stress and fatigue have major health consequences and generate substantial costs for society. However, fatigue levels among individuals are rarely measured. That’s why scientists from EPFL’s Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL), the Lausanne University Institute of Sport Sciences (ISSUL), the Lausanne University Sports Center and have developed a system for easily measuring those levels and determining what kind of fatigue patients are suffering (…)