myCough: Track your Cough

4.0
16 reviews
1K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

myCough enables you to monitor your cough in a contactless and automatic way while you sleep. It analyses the nocturnal soundscape and determines whether and how often you cough during the night. myCough also analyses whether a particular type of cough has occurred (e.g., moist or dry cough). The next day you receive detailed information to help you assess whether a medical consultation is necessary.

How you benefit:
- Better assessment and management of your cough.
- Decision support for medical consultations.
- Helpful information on the subject of cough.

What is unique about myCough?
- Nobody listens in on you while you sleep: The app uses patented technology to analyze your cough directly on your smartphone – no audio data is shared, not even for analysis purposes.
- You can use the app anonymously: We don’t collect any identifiable information about you, and you don’t need to set up an account to use the app.
- Medical device: myCough is based on a certified medical product. However, The app doesn't make diagnoses and doesn't issue any instructions on what action to take. The parameters it provides should help you to assess whether a medical consultation is necessary.

The app is available in German, English, and French. myCough is developed by Resmonics AG, a spin-off of ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

Before using it for the first time, you need to answer a few questions. To track your cough, activate the app and place your smartphone in the bedroom. By the way: The app also works in flight mode.

Good to know:
- Data protection: Your privacy is important to us. You have complete control over the data collected.
- Medical device: myCough is based on a certified medical product. However, The app doesn't make diagnoses and doesn't issue any instructions on what action to take. The parameters it provides should help you to assess whether a medical consultation is necessary.
- Developed by experts: The technology behind myCough was developed by specialists in Switzerland. All content is based on the latest research findings.

How does the cough tracking work?
Using the smartphone's microphone, the app uses artificial intelligence to detect 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 while they sleep. myCough is particularly relevant for people with acute or chronic respiratory diseases who wish to assess how their cough develops over time objectively.

What data is collected and processed?
To further develop the app, we collect the following data: usage data (e.g., frequency of app use), questionnaire data, and data on your cough timeline. It is impossible to identify individual persons with this data. This means you remain anonymous while using the myCough app unless you decide to provide your contact details in one of the evaluation questionnaires.

Are conversations also recorded in the night?
The app uses a patented technology to store short acoustic segments temporarily. 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 in the long term or shared with anybody, not even with us. Nobody listens in on you while you sleep.

Please note that even though myCough is based on a medical device, you should seek a doctor’s advice in addition to using this app before making any medical decisions.
Updated on
Jul 4, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.0
16 reviews
GCT Labs
November 4, 2022
Great App! The cough counts are very accurate and I love the insights and comparison to other people!
Coco Study
December 19, 2022
Super useful app!