Scientists found that combining wearable device data with the wearer’s self-reported symptoms better predicted if a person had Covid-19. That makes the devices a way to potentially track the scope and spread of a pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock Scientists found that combining wearable device data with the wearer’s self-reported symptoms better predicted if a person had Covid-19. That makes the devices a way to potentially track the scope and spread of a pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
Scientists found that combining wearable device data with the wearer’s self-reported symptoms better predicted if a person had Covid-19. That makes the devices a way to potentially track the scope and spread of a pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
Wellness

Your Apple smartwatch could help detect the next Covid-19 outbreak, scientists believe

  • Combining data from wearable tech and wearers’ self-reported symptoms improves the detection of coronavirus outbreaks, according to a recent study
  • The gadgets monitor our heart rate and sleep patterns, both of which change when we are sick

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Scientists found that combining wearable device data with the wearer’s self-reported symptoms better predicted if a person had Covid-19. That makes the devices a way to potentially track the scope and spread of a pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock Scientists found that combining wearable device data with the wearer’s self-reported symptoms better predicted if a person had Covid-19. That makes the devices a way to potentially track the scope and spread of a pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
Scientists found that combining wearable device data with the wearer’s self-reported symptoms better predicted if a person had Covid-19. That makes the devices a way to potentially track the scope and spread of a pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
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