With the early diagnosis of corona virus , people can be treated with necessary precautions and medical support. A project launched in San Francisco is distributing smart rings to two thousand healthcare professionals. Thanks to this project, healthcare workers can easily observe the temperature changes in their bodies.
According to the Verge, more than two thousand medical staff at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital will wear the Oura Ring while working. The rings will be given to healthcare professionals who are in contact with patients struggling with the Covid-19 virus . In this way, the health data of the person will be collected and reported daily.
Oura Ring tracks the user's heart rate, breathing rate, and changes in body temperature. In addition, devices have not yet been proven to detect COVID-19, but the disease can be predicted by monitoring symptoms through the data they collect. Researchers are hoping to develop an algorithm based on Oura Ring data that can detect a new type of Corona virus early.
Anyone with Oura Ring, can participate in the study but no information can be provided on a contribution from Turkey. The company asks the participants to conduct daily symptom surveys and share health data collected by the Oura app. For now, there are more than 150,000 Oura Ring users worldwide.