A New Potential for Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has long been known as a very helpful tool to help improve health. In fact, there are hundreds of stories of how it has save people’s lives.

In taking this notion a step further, scientists have recently initiated a study on whether wearables can actually detect early symptoms of COVID-19.

According to the New York Times, with the help of the MyDataHelps research app, this study lasted from March 25, 2020 to January 21, 2021 and included a sample of at least 37,000 people with wearables.

Later, in October, researchers indicated that they could get a more accurate detection of COVID from the collected data.

Now, the research is taking the next step by further by analyzing the data to find long-term effects of COVID. While they initially focus on data from Fitbit users, Dr. Radin says that they are planning more research in the future.

If you’re interested, you can read the whole analysis here.

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Nick Soong
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