How myCough works
We have developed the myCough app in collaboration with the Swiss start-up Resmonics. The app-based solution enables your cough to be monitored on a contactless and automatic basis while you sleep. It analyses the nocturnal soundscape and determines whether and how often you cough during the night. The next day you receive a detailed evaluation to help you assess whether a medical consultation is necessary.
How you benefit
Better assessment and management of your own cough.
Decision support for medical consultations.
Free and unlimited use for all users during the pilot phase.
Helpful information on the subject of coughs.
Download myCough app
The app is available in German and English. Before using it for the first time, you just need to answer a few questions. To record your cough, activate the app and place your smartphone in the bedroom. By the way: the app also works in flight mode.
The myCough app works on smartphones with iOS 14.0 and Android 7.0 or later operating systems. If you require support, please contact the app developer Resmonics.
After using the app, we will invite you to share your experience with us. Your answers will provide us with important insights for the further application and development of the solution.
Frequently asked questions
Why is the cough monitored during the night and not during the day?
Coughing during the day can have many causes and doesn't always have to be medically significant. In the night, however, most healthy people don’t cough. Persistent coughing for several nights can mean that medical treatment is required.
How does the cough recognition work?
Using the smartphone's microphone, the app uses artificial intelligence to recognise whether sounds are coughs. To learn the acoustic signature of a cough, the system was trained with masses of data from clinical studies.
For whom is myCough designed?
The app is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about their cough at night. myCough is particularly relevant for people with acute or chronic respiratory diseases who want an objective assessment of how their cough develops over time.
What data is collected and processed?
In order to further develop the app, Resmonics collects the following data: usage data (e.g. frequency of app use), questionnaire data and data on the course of your cough. It is impossible to identify individual persons with this data. This means that you remain anonymous while using the myCough app, unless you decide to provide your contact details in one of the evaluation questionnaires. The data collected will not be forwarded by Resmonics to third parties, including CSS.
Are conversations also recorded in the night?
The app uses a patented technology to temporarily store short acoustic segments. Although these segments can theoretically contain snippets of conversations, they are only processed locally on your smartphone. After the analysis, they will immediately be deleted. No acoustic data is stored or shared in the long term.
Where is the data stored and who has access to it?
Your user and cough history data is stored on your device and on a server in Switzerland. Questionnaire data is stored on a server in Germany. Only Resmonics AG has insight into this data. To analyse the success of the pilot, Resmonics produces a monthly report that summarises the usage data, questionnaire data and cough history data across all users. Resmonics shares this report with CSS. It is impossible to identify individual users on the basis of the report.