Ring can predict symptoms of COVID-19, company says; NBA to try it on players

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ORLANDO (CNN) — The NBA is offering players a smart ring that may be able to predict if the individual is about to show symptoms of COVID-19.

The maker of the Oura Ring says it can track a user’s health data and even predict if users are about to show symptoms of the coronavirus.

The $299 ring is designed to monitor sleep, pulse, movement, heart activity and temperature. There’s not enough information yet on how well the device actually works for COVID-19.

The ring is one of several wearable devices being studied to see if they can detect coronavirus.

A team at Scripps Research is looking into the potential of the Apple Watch, Fitbit, Oura, and others to see if they can accurately monitor a person’s baseline stats to detect the early onset of an infection.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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