Ever really wanted to know how many times you’ve coughed? I have to say I haven’t but I’m equally sure that there are good reasons for someone to care. If you’re in the camp that cares you might be interested in this new patent. I must say though — the “Wheezometer”? — doesn’t exactly beg for credibility does it?
iSonea of Millersville, Maryland has announced that its cough counting technology received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The company’s products, like the pictured Wheezometer, use Acoustic Respiratory Monitoring (ARM) to detect wheezes, rhonchi and coughs.