Computerized Lung Sound Analysis

Study Purpose

This clinical trial is conducted within the research project 'Computerized Lung Sound Analysis'. The research goal is the development of a system enabling the automatic classification of lung sounds, which will result in a decision support system for physicians. The objective of this trial is to create a small lung sound corpus, enabling the development of a prototype of the described system. Therefore, investigators record lung sounds with several lung sound transducers distributed on the posterior chest of human test subjects.

Recruitment Criteria

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type
Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

General: - Smoker and non-smoker - 'Lung-healthy' subjects (control group), subjects with pneumothorax or subjects with pulmonary fibrosis Additional for 'lung-healthy' subjects: - COPD < 3 (GOLD Criteria)

Exclusion Criteria:

General: - Body Mass Index > 30 - Preceding thoracic surgery - Non-cooperation of the subject - Intubated or tracheostomized subjects Additional for 'lung-healthy' subjects: - Disease of the respiratory system - Taking medication influencing the respiration

Trial Details

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Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor
Smolle-Juettner Freyja, Prof MD

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Principal Investigator
Freyja-Maria Smolle-Juettner, Univ.-Prof.
Principal Investigator Affiliation Medical University of Graz

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Agency Class
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Austria

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Pneumothorax, Pulmonary Fibrosis
Additional Details

In this clinical trial investigators record lung sounds over the posterior chest of human test subjects. The subjects are either lung-healthy (control group) or subjects with pneumothorax condition or pulmonary fibrosis. The lung sounds are recorded in supine position on an examination table. A foam pad with several lung sound transducers is placed under the back of the subjects. During the recording the subjects wear a nose clip and hold a pneumotachograph with both hands. The subjects are instructed to breath at a certain airflow rate during inspiration, with natural breathing during expiration. For each subject investigators simultaneously record 30 seconds of the airflow signal and the lung sounds from 16 lung sound transducers.

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International Sites

Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria




Medical University of Graz

Graz, , 8010

Site Contact

Paul Swatek, Dr. med.


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