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Scripps Research starts wearables study on virus detection

Thursday 26 March 2020 | 11:16 CET | News
The Scripps Research Translational Institute launched an app-based research programme that will analyse participants' wearable health data—including heart rates, sleep and activity levels—to more quickly detect the emergence of influenza, coronavirus and other fast-spreading viral illnesses. Members of the public who are 18 or older and use a smartwatch or activity tracker, such as a Fitbit, Apple Watch, Amazfit or Garmin Watch, can join the study and consent to share their data by downloading the MyDataHelps mobile app. By harnessing key data points from these users' wearable devices,

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