Wrist-worn health trackers can spot COVID-19 before symptoms: Study - News Summed Up

Wrist-worn health trackers can spot COVID-19 before symptoms: Study


Recent research has found that wearable sensor tech, such as wrist-worn health trackers, can be used for detecting COVID-19 before any of its symptoms appear. More and more people are using these devices to track changes in their heart rate, skin temperature, and breathing rate. These findings could lead to the adaptation of health tracking tools with AI for early detection of COVID-19, by simply identifying critical physiological changes. The bracelet, which can also be bought online, costs nearly £249 and monitors wrist skin temperature, heart rate, breathing rate, heart rate variability, and blood flow. The health tracker and computer algorithm were capable of correctly identifying nearly 68% of Covid-19 infected people two days before symptoms appeared.


Source: The Guardian June 23, 2022 18:07 UTC



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