Medical Xpress June 21, 2022
British Medical Journal

Wearable activity trackers that monitor changes in skin temperature and heart and breathing rates, combined with artificial intelligence (AI), might be used to pick up COVID-19 infection days before symptoms start, suggests preliminary research published in the open access journal BMJ Open.

The researchers base their findings on wearers of the AVA bracelet, a regulated and commercially available fertility tracker that monitors breathing rate, heart rate, heart rate variability, wrist skin temperature and blood flow, as well as sleep quantity and quality.

Typical COVID-19 symptoms may take several days after infection before they appear, during which time an infected person can unwittingly spread the virus.

Attention has started to focus on the potential of and to detect...

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Topics: AI (Artificial Intelligence), Digital Health, Healthcare System, Patient / Consumer, Provider, Public Health / COVID, Technology, Wearables
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