Fitbit Study Suggests Wearables Might Be Able To Detect Covid-19 Before Symptoms Appear #WearableWednesday

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Fitbit and similar wearables can track a wide array of vitals. A new study shows that subtle changes in things like breathing and heart rate could help with earlier detection.

Via Forbes:

Heneghan writes fatigue is the most commonly reported symptom. Only 55 percent registered a fever, suggesting “temperature screening alone may not be enough to understand who might be infected.”

Breathing rate, heart rate variability and resting heart rate are the metrics Fitbit uses to pinpoint an infection early. HRV decreases, and both breathing rate and heart rate increase as the immune system mounts a response to the virus.

Read more! see the research and the FitBit post


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