Wallace Stephens


CDC: Rates of COPD Are Similar by Geographical Location Regardless of Smoking Status

June 28, 2019

Patterns of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence by geographical location were found to be similar among current, former, and never smokers, indicating factors other than smoking status, such as secondhand smoke exposure, may influence the risk of developing the progressive lung disease.

A Contactless Artificial Intelligence System for Smart Devices Can Identify a Sign of Cardiac Arrest

June 28, 2019

Researchers at the University of Washington created a tool, which could potentially be developed into an application for smart speakers and smartphones, that uses algorithms and machine learning to identify instances of agonal breathing, a sign of cardiac arrest, with an accuracy of 97% at distances of up to 6 meters away.