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Is your cough serious?
Find out by coughing into your mobile phone.

Is your cough serious?
Find out by coughing into your mobile phone.


Respiratory Screening

Cough & Screen for:

Covid - 19
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Interstitial Lung Disease
Black Lung
Lung Health

AI Results in:

45 Seconds


95% (With cough symptoms)
85% (Without cough symptoms)


$0.20 (Africa, Asia)
$0.40 (US, EU, Australia, UK)
NGO & Corporate (On Application) 

Meet Helfie's Respiratory AI:

It's that simple.

Welcome to easy,
instant AI-powered cough screening.

Cough and know if there's anything sinister lurking behind your cough.

Helfie's Respiratory AI revolutionises your health monitoring by analyzing your cough and accurately screening for all major respiratory conditions, within seconds. 



Helfie's Respiratory AI (RAI) analyses a cough for the following respiratory conditions.

In Brief COVID-19 is a highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It spreads mainly through respiratory droplets when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes, or by touching a surface contaminated with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, and congestion or runny nose. The severity of the illness can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, it can be fatal, especially in older adults or people with underlying health conditions. Vaccines and other preventive measures, such as wearing masks, social distancing, and practicing good hand hygiene, can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Why Check? It is important to check for COVID-19 because it is a highly contagious disease that can spread rapidly through communities, and it can cause severe illness, hospitalization, and even death, especially in vulnerable populations such as older adults or people with underlying health conditions. Early detection and diagnosis of COVID-19 through testing can help to identify infected individuals and prevent further spread of the virus. Testing also helps healthcare professionals to isolate infected individuals, provide appropriate treatment, and monitor their health status. It can also help public health officials to track the spread of the disease, identify hotspots, and implement control measures to prevent further transmission. In addition, testing is important for individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 but have not yet developed symptoms. Such individuals can still spread the virus to others, and early detection through testing can help to prevent further transmission. Overall, checking for COVID-19 is critical to protect individuals, communities, and public health, and to help control the spread of the disease.

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In Brief Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to breathing difficulties. Common symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing, especially at night or early morning. Asthma can be triggered by various factors, such as allergies, air pollution, and physical activity.

Why Check? Checking for asthma is important because early diagnosis and treatment can help control the disease and prevent severe asthma attacks. Early detection of worsening symptoms: Asthma symptoms can worsen over time, and early detection of these changes can allow for prompt treatment and intervention to prevent serious exacerbations.

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In Brief Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by a variety of germs, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It causes inflammation and fluid buildup in the air sacs of the lungs, making it difficult to breathe and leading to symptoms such as cough, fever, chills, chest pain, and shortness of breath.

Why Check? The severity of pneumonia can range from mild to life-threatening, and the illness can affect people of all ages, but it is most dangerous for infants, young children, older adults, and individuals with weakened immune systems. Early detection can help with treatment.

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In Brief Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that primarily affects the lungs, but can also spread to other parts of the body. TB is spread from person to person through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The symptoms of TB can include a persistent cough, fever, night sweats, weight loss, and fatigue.

Why Check? If left undetected and untreated, TB can cause serious health problems and can be fatal. TB is a major global health problem and is one of the leading causes of death from a single infectious agent. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), TB causes millions of deaths each year and is one of the top 10 causes of death globally.

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In Brief COPD is a group of lung diseases that makes it difficult to breathe and can cause coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. It is often caused by long-term exposure to lung irritants, such as tobacco smoke, air pollution, and secondhand smoke.

Why Check? COPD is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide and is estimated to affect over 384 million people globally. It is important to check for COPD because early diagnosis and treatment can help slow down the progression of the disease and improve quality of life.

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In Brief ILD is a general term used to describe a group of lung diseases that affect the interstitial tissue (the tissue surrounding the air sacs) in the lungs. ILD is a progressive disease that can make it difficult to breathe and can cause coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

Why Check? It's important to check for ILD because early diagnosis can lead to more effective treatment and better outcomes. Early intervention and treatment can slow down the progression of ILD and improve symptoms. Failure to properly diagnose and treat ILD can result in a decline in lung function and decreased quality of life. Checking for ILD is therefore crucial in ensuring the best possible outcome for those affected.

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In Brief Bronchitis is a respiratory disease that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to the lungs. It is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and can also be triggered by environmental factors such as air pollution. 
Symptoms of bronchitis include coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, and fever.

Why Check? In most cases, bronchitis is a mild illness that goes away on its own within a few days to a week, but in severe cases, it can lead to pneumonia or other complications.

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In Brief Croup is a common childhood respiratory illness characterized by inflammation of the upper airway, including the larynx, trachea, and bronchi. It is usually caused by a viral infection, such as parainfluenza virus, and commonly affects children between 6 months and 3 years old. Symptoms of croup include a harsh, barking cough, hoarseness, difficulty breathing, and a high-pitched, whistling sound when inhaling. These symptoms are often worse at night and may be accompanied by a low-grade fever.

Why Check? Croup can be managed with supportive care, such as steam or mist inhalation, and in some cases, medication may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and improve breathing. In severe cases, hospitalization may be necessary for close monitoring and treatment with oxygen or other supportive measures. Overall, while croup is generally a mild illness, it can cause significant breathing difficulties in young children, and prompt medical attention should be sought if symptoms are severe or worsening.

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In Brief Black lung is a type of pneumoconiosis, a condition that occurs when a person inhales mineral dust over a long period of time. (It got its name because the lungs of people with black lung disease become dark and congested with coal dust). Black lung is most commonly seen in coal miners and other workers who are exposed to coal dust on a regular basis. Inhaling coal dust can lead to scarring of the lung tissue and make it difficult to breathe. 
The symptoms of the black lung can include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue.

Why Check? The disease can be progressive and in severe cases can be fatal. Early detection is critical to successful treatment.

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In Brief Helfie assesses the conditions on your lungs when analyzing your cough. This analysis is important in determining your overall respiratory helath and which condition your cough resembles. Helfie classifies your lung health in three categories - Good Health, Poor Health, Average Health.

Why Check? The health of your lungs tells you much about your resporatory health. If your lunh helath is assessed as poor, you are fighting an infection and should get medical attention.

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In Brief Not all coughs means there is something sinister up with your respiratory health. If your cough profile is that of a normal cough, Helife will let you know.

Why Check? Even if your cough seems and feels normal, and it most probnably is, but Helfie makes it so easy to be 100% certain there's nothing sinister lurking behind your cough .

Meet the brains behind the cough analysis, RAI. 

RAI, short for Respiratory AI, is Helfie's intelligent cough algorithm and is  engineered upon a type of artificial intelligence called machine learning.

RAI has been trained on a vast amount of data from people who have been medically diagnosed with different types of coughs, such as those caused by colds, allergies, asthma, COPD, Covid, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis and more.

This data is used to create a "cough signature" for each type of cough, which includes characteristics like the pitch, duration, and intensity of the cough. When you cough into your mobile device, RAI analyses the sound of your cough and compares it to the cough signatures it has learned.

Based on this analysis, the algorithm can accurately identify which type of cough you may have and provide information for that cough profile.

The beauty of RAI is that it's non-invasive and can be used anytime, by anyone - a quick and easy way to get insight into your health and potentially an early diagnosis for a health condition before it becomes more serious.


It's important to note that RAI’s technology is still relatively new, and while it's promising and accurate, it's not a substitute for a medical diagnosis from a trained healthcare professional. If you have concerns about your cough or any other health issues, it's always best to consult with a doctor. 





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We understand the profound impact that respiratory diseases like tuberculosis and other chronic pulmonary conditions can have on individuals, communities, and economies. That's why we believe that AI-powered mobile screening can make a significant difference in improving outcomes for anyone vulnerable to these conditions. With Helfie, we aim to make early detection of respiratory diseases accessible to everyone, enabling more successful treatments and better outcomes.

By encouraging regular screening of respiratory health through Helfie, we envision a future where these diseases could be eliminated entirely. We believe that the combination of early detection through the power of AI can help us achieve this ambitious goal, and contribute to a world where everyone can breathe easier.

Download the Helfie Cough App and check in on your respiratory health.

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