Wearable fitness devices deliver early warning of possible COVID-19 infection

Published August 7, 2020


The San Francisco Chronicle, among other media outlets, published an article written by Albert Titus, professor and chair of biomedical engineering, about how wearable health and fitness devices shows promise for identifying who might have COVID-19.

Today’s wearable devices gather data about physical activity, heart rate, body temperature and quality of sleep. This data is typically used to help people track general well-being. Several studies are testing algorithms that access data from wearable devices to detect COVID-19. Results to date show that the concept is sound. 

Read the article here.