COVID-19 Sounds App

Upload short recordings of cough and breathing and report symptoms to help researchers from the University of Cambridge detect if a person is suffering from COVID-19. Healthy and non-healthy participants welcome.


Volunteer your voice

The app will collect some voice samples (while you read text on the screen), and a few seconds of breathing and coughing.


Contribute to science

We need many participants in order to build predictive models and contribute to the early diagnosis of COVID-19.


No tracking

The app won't be tracking you and it will collect data when you actively interact with it.

Research Updates

Sharing data with the academic community

August 19, 2020 — We would like to share with the community the data we have been collecting. Because the data is sensitive, we have to share this...

Detecting COVID-19 with respiratory sounds

July 20, 2020 — We are developing pre-screening models that are able to indicate if someone is likely to have COVID-19, based solely on sounds re...

The power of audio in diagnosis

May 18, 2020 — Audio signals generated by the human body have often been used by clinicians and clinical researchers as diagnostic or progression...

Supported by

The study has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge and is partly funded by the European Research Council through Project EAR.


Cecilia Mascolo

Cecilia is Professor of Mobile Systems. She is an expert in mobile health and mobile data analysis.

Pietro Cicuta

Pietro is Professor of Biological Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

Andres Floto

Andres is Professor of Respiratory Biology and Research Director of the Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection at Papworth Hospital.

Chloe Brown

Chloe has a PhD in Computer Science and is a junior doctor.

Jagmohan Chauhan

Jagmohan is a postdoctoral researcher in Mobile Systems.

Jing Han

Jing is a postdoctoral researcher with interests in deep learning and digital health.

Andreas Grammenos

Andreas is a PhD student in Computer Science with interests in machine learning, data science, and systems.

Apinan Hasthanasombat

Api is a PhD Student in Computer Science with interests in causal inference and its applications to systems data and design.

Dimitris Spathis

Dimitris is a PhD Student in Computer Science with interests in machine learning and health data science.

Tong Xia

Tong is a visitor and an incoming PhD student in Cambridge. She is interested in data mining and machine learning.

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