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Google Is Planning To Improve Your Sleep Pattern With Features That Detect Snores And Coughs For Android Users

Last year, Google proved to the world how keen it was on bettering its users’ health and wellbeing by introducing a new update on its Fit app. This was related to detecting heartbeats and monitoring users’ respiratory statuses.

The app made use of the device’s camera, accelerometer, as well as a microphone for measuring both heart rates and evaluating breathing status. And now keeping that similar theme in mind, the company is on its way to revolutionizing users’ sleep patterns too.

Thanks to 9to5Google, there are reports about the firm exploring its options on how they can detect a user’s snoring and coughing patterns, giving an in-depth look at sleep patterns across the board.

This was detected through a string code through the company’s Health Studies app, that went into detail about how Google is working on both of these features for its Android users. And they’re also going to be a part of the firm’s Sleep Audio study.

Google did mention how the company is working hard with experts to create these advanced capabilities that will ultimately give rise to an algorithm that gives a new approach to sleep activity analysis through audio collection.

The functionality when released will be deemed as the ‘cough and snore monitoring’ which will obviously be used at night. You can expect your phone’s microphone to keep a track of the different events that take place while you rest.

Another focal point worth mentioning is how the company’s own Nest Hub is already offering these features. In this case, the phone’s Motion Sense tracks your sleeping pattern, measures your breathing rate, and even highlights any abnormal sounds such as snoring or coughing that might be an alert for other pathologies.

And in case you might be wondering, Fitbit is also putting similar features on offer like the Snore and Detect Noise functionalities that can be found on Verse 3.

The new and intriguing feature already has many people attaching high hopes as it might be relying upon the Android 13’s Ambient Context API. This API is a revolutionary system that uses intelligence for the collection of sensory data for similar events.

While it’s still not confirmed yet, we just might be seeing the Digital Wellbeing app provide these insights for Google’s Android users.

For now, there’s no use on whether or not the new features will work in combination with a device such as a smartwatch like a Pixel or simply carry out its functions on its own. Therefore, we’ll just need to keep an eye out for that, whenever the tech giant announces the launch.


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