Research to predict infection with new coronavirus on Apple Watch started

A research team at the University of Washington has announced an effort to use the Apple Watch to predict infection with the new coronavirus and flu.

Respiratory study launches to discover how Apple Watch can predict COVID | AppleInsider

Apple Launches a New Study to Find if Apple Watch Can Detect COVID-19

Apple Watch has multiple health-related features, including heart rate and exercise, and the latest Apple Watch Series 6 can measure blood oxygen levels. It is also reported that the heart rate measurement function and fall detection function installed in the Apple Watch have saved the lives of many people.

In addition, major medical and academic institutions, including the New York City hospital network Mount Sinai Health System, are using smartwatches, including the Apple Watch, before the onset of symptoms of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19). We have published research results that it is possible to detect infections in Apple Watch.

The latest research result that 'It is possible to predict that Apple Watch was infected with the new coronavirus before symptoms appear' --GIGAZINE

Research institutes that have focused on these health-related features of Apple Watch have partnered with Apple in research on health, and as part of this partnership, the University of Washington and the Seattle Influenza Institute used Apple products. Announced a research program on the new corona virus.

The outline page of the research program is as follows. On the page, 'The purpose of this study is to see if the information collected by Apple Watch and iPhone can detect early signs of respiratory diseases such as Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). It also states that subjects who participated in this study program will be provided with an Apple Watch for use in the study.

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