Wearables Can Track COVID Symptoms, Other Diseases

April 19, 2022

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Presented by Michigan News

Did you know that your smartwatch might be able to tell you how sick you are? Daniel Forger, U-M mathematics professor, and computational medicine and bioinformatics research professor, discusses how smartwatches can track the progression of your COVID-19 symptoms, showing how sick you become. The study examined the effects of COVID-19 with six factors derived from heart rate data. The faculty expert highlights findings from this research study and suggests that this same method could detect other diseases such as influenza and track illness at home or when medical resources are scarce.

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