Researchers Turn to Wearable Tech in Race to Track Covid-19

Publication Title
Financial Times
Publication/Creation Date
June 10 2020
Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan (creator)
Huma (contributor)
Scripps Translational Science Institute (contributor)
Jennifer Radin (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
"Researchers are turning to wearable technologies such as Fitbits and Apple Watches in a new bid to tackle coronavirus, using them to gather large volumes of real-time patient data to track the course of the disease. 

Wearable systems work by monitoring "biomarkers" - measures such as heart rate or skin temperature - which can indicate the presence of the virus, even before symptoms are felt."
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords
Fitbit, Apple Watch, Huma , Medopad

Related Collections
COVID-19 Tech (2020)
Date archived
June 19 2020
Last edited
June 19 2020
How to cite this entry
Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan. (June 10 2020). "Researchers Turn to Wearable Tech in Race to Track Covid-19". Financial Times. Financial Times. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4613