CAGE-TB: Automated smartphone-based cough audio classification for rapid tuberculosis triage testing

CAGE Projektseite

Partner: Stellenbosch University, Stichting Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Makerere University

Project duration: 10/2021 – 08/2024

Funding: Supported by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

Methods: App Development


In the global context, tuberculosis remains one of the deadliest diseases. Hereby, the effectiveness of possible treatment is highly dependent on timely detection. However, especially in low-resource settings, the burden of tuberculosis is exacerbated by late detection.

The goal of CAGE-TB is to utilize the chronic coughing of patients who suffer from tuberculosis. An algorithm will be built and embedded in a mobile app, which will be capable of analyzing the coughing sound to classify tuberculosis.

The DHRG will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining a user-centered mobile app within this context.