Scripps studying health data from wearable devices to detect coronavirus, viral illnesses more quickly

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Jackie Drees

The Scripps Research Translational Institute launched an application-based research program to analyze patients' wearable health data to identify signs of coronavirus and other fast-spreading viral illnesses, per a March 25 news release.

The study is open to members of the public who are at least 18 years old and use a smartwatch or activity tracker, such as an Apple Watch or Fitbit. Participants have the option to share their EHR data with the Scripps researchers as well as their heart rate, activity levels, sleep data and logged respiratory symptoms and diagnostic results.

"In light of the ongoing flu season and the global pandemic of COVID-19, we see enormous opportunity to enhance disease tracking for ...

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