Fitbit launches study to see if it can build an algorithm to detect COVID-19 - (CTV News via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Fitbit is launching a study in the US and Canada to determine whether it can develop an algorithm to detect COVID-19 before symptoms start, as reported CTV News.

  • The study will use data already collected from Fitbit users in conjunction with new information they provide.

  • Fitbit is focuses on recruiting participants who currently have or have had symptoms consistent with COVID-19, but anyone in Canada and the US over the age of 21 can participate.

  • According to the news source, Fitbit also hopes it can use the results to determine if data from wearables can help detect the early onset of other infectious diseases like the influenza.

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