Published on in Vol 22, No 7 (2020): July

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
Automatic Recognition, Segmentation, and Sex Assignment of Nocturnal Asthmatic Coughs and Cough Epochs in Smartphone Audio Recordings: Observational Field Study

Automatic Recognition, Segmentation, and Sex Assignment of Nocturnal Asthmatic Coughs and Cough Epochs in Smartphone Audio Recordings: Observational Field Study

Automatic Recognition, Segmentation, and Sex Assignment of Nocturnal Asthmatic Coughs and Cough Epochs in Smartphone Audio Recordings: Observational Field Study


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  11. Jokic S, Cleres D, Rassouli F, Steurer-Stey C, Puhan M, Brutsche M, Fleisch E, Barata F. TripletCough: Cougher Identification and Verification From Contact-Free Smartphone-Based Audio Recordings Using Metric Learning. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics 2022;26(6):2746 View
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Books/Policy Documents

  1. Kowatsch T, Fleisch E. Connected Business. View
  2. Keller R, Wangenheim F, Mair J, Kowatsch T. Digital Therapeutics for Mental Health and Addiction. View