Visible launches activity-tracking platform to tackle long COVID

Visible launches activity-tracking platform to tackle long COVID


Publication Title
TechCrunch
Publication/Creation Date
November 22 2022
Creators/Contributors
Paul Sawers (creator)
Visible Health Inc. (contributor)
Harry Leeming (contributor)
Luke Martin-Fuller (contributor)
Imperial College London (contributor)
David Putrino (contributor)
Mount Sinai Hospital (contributor)
David Strain (contributor)
Action For M.E. (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"In its initial guise, Visible is available as a free mobile app, with plans to introduce a premium subscription in the U.S. and U.K. in the coming months. This will include a Polar Verity Sense heart-rate monitor (HRM), designed to be worn on the upper arm to capture the necessary data passively throughout the day.

For now, though, Visible works entirely through manual data inputs via morning and evening check-ins. This includes measuring heart-rate variability (HRV) — the time in between each heartbeat — which can be an indicator of a person’s health and well-being. So how can Visible track this when it’s not actively supporting a heart-rate monitor yet? Well smartphone cameras can help via a technique called photoplethysmography (PPG), which has been shown to be a somewhat effective alternative to ECG in terms of analyzing HRV in humans."
HCI Platform
Wearables
Relation to Body
On
Related Body Part
Arm, Hand
Marketing Keywords
Visible, Polar , Polar Verity Sense
Source
https://techcrunch.com/2022/11/22/visible-launches-activity-tracking-platform-to-tackle-long-covid/

Related Collections
COVID-19 Tech (2020-2022)
Date archived
December 13 2022
Last edited
December 14 2022
How to cite this entry
Paul Sawers. (November 22 2022). "Visible launches activity-tracking platform to tackle long COVID". TechCrunch. Verizon Media. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5926