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Smartwatches could help detect COVID-19 before symptoms appear: Study

The Siasat | 20/11/2020 06:44 PM | Click to read full article

Smartwatches and other wearable devices that continuously measure vital signs can detect changes in the body up to nine days before COVID-19 symptoms appear, according to a study.

The researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine in the US analysed data from 32 individuals infected with COVID-19, identified from a group of nearly 5,300 participants. They found that 26 of them (81 per cent) had alterations in their heart rate, number of daily steps or time asleep.