Protecting you with sound

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Sound Life Sciences is a digital therapeutics company that builds clinically validated software for mobile phones and smart speakers. Our software detects changes in breathing for a variety of scenarios, from managing chronic diseases to averting life-threatening emergencies.

Using hardware you already have

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Our software-based solution scales rapidly across a population by running on the hardware people already have in their homes and pockets.

 

UNOBTRUSIVE MONITORING

Simple calibration process

Intuitive display of physiologic status

Works during sleep

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clinically useful feedback

Track breathing over time

Data-driven chronic disease management

Emergency mode triggered when needed

 

How it works

Phone or smart speaker emits inaudible ultrasonic pulses that reflect off a person’s chest.

Phone or smart speaker emits inaudible ultrasonic pulses that reflect off a person’s chest.

The reflections are detected by the device’s microphone.

The reflections are detected by the device’s microphone.

Signal processing algorithms analyze the frequency shifts in the reflected signal to identify clinically meaningful respiratory changes.

Signal processing algorithms analyze the frequency shifts in the reflected signal to identify clinically meaningful respiratory changes.

Respiration is communicated by the device to drive appropriate interventions in a variety of scenarios.

Respiration is communicated by the device to drive appropriate interventions in a variety of scenarios.

team

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Founders

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Shyam Gollakota, PhD

Dr. Gollakota is an Associate Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington where he leads the Networks and Mobile Systems Lab. His research covers a range of topics, including computer networks, human-computer interaction, battery-free computing and mobile health. He is an alumnus of MIT (Ph.D., 2013) and IIT Madras (BS, 2006). 

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Nick Mark, MD

Dr. Mark is an experienced translational researcher and industry practitioner with a focus on building machine learning products for healthcare applications. He is a board certified internist, pulmonologist, and intensivist. He is an alumnus of Brown University (BS 2006), New York School of Medicine (MD 2011), and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Washington.


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Jacob Sunshine, MD

Dr. Sunshine is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine. His research involves finding ways to use existing commodity devices to help solve public health challenges, specifically in the diagnosis of emergent cardiopulmonary conditions. His research is supported by the NIH, NSF and private foundations.

 

Advisors

 

Arna Ionescu Stoll
Digital Health and UX

Greg Terman, MD PhD
Pain Management

 
 
 

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