Lung Sound Recorder

App score: 59/100 About the Orcha review

The Lung Sound Recorder allows users to record lung sounds from eleven different recording locations on the body.

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Platform: Android

Cost: Entirely Free

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Condition(s) this app helps

  • COPD

Description

The Lung Sound Recorder allows users to record lung sounds from eleven different recording locations on the body. These sounds are saved on the phone and can be listened to by the user or analyzed using lung sound algorithms.

This app enables the following capabilities:
* Telehealth - Recorded sounds can be transmitted to physicians in remote locations.
* Longitudinal tracking of a patient - Sound files can be saved as part of patient record, allowing a physician to assess health by comparing lung sounds across visits.
* Canonical sound databases - Typical sound files of each type can be collected and can be directly compared to new patient recordings to improve lung sound recognition.
* Development of training databases - Large numbers of lung sounds can be easily collected and compiled into a training database for students and residents.

To make recordings, you will need an electronic stethoscope. A tutorial on how to build your own is available at openlungsounds.com.


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App score: 59/100

More details

Reviewed on: 8 December 2019 (Independently reviewed for us by ORCHA)

  • General Information
  • "Health Tracking
  • "Health Tracking
  • Data Sharing
  • "Health Tracking
  • "Health Tracking
  • Wellbeing Tracking
  • Data Sharing
Data Collection

The data collected about you is capable of identifying that it relates to you

The type of data that it collects is classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable and Sensitive) - Because of the type of data that this App collects it is particularly important that the App takes the security and privacy of that data seriously and only enables others to see or share this information if you have expressly consented to this.

Data Use

The App doesn't allow you to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

Professional Assurance

It wasn't clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End User Capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App is entirely free to use.


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