Researcher: Apple Watch can detect diseases one week before the onset of COVID-19 symptoms
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Jan 2021

Kirsten Thomas

Researcher: Apple Watch can detect diseases one week before the onset of COVID-19 symptoms

After the COVID-19 epidemic has been raging throughout the year last year, not only did it not slow down at the beginning of this year, but a variant virus emerged. And now, the United States and the Mount Sinai Medical Systems Stanford University study pointed out that it is possible for people COVID-19 showed positive reaction by Apple Watch smart watches and other diseases found in the week before the onset of symptoms before.

Studies have shown that the human body's heart rate changes with inflammation in the body, as does COVID-19. Therefore, after wearing smart watches such as Apple Watch, Garmin and Fitbit, 81% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 experienced an increase in resting heart rate up to 9 and a half days before the onset of symptoms.

In addition, data from smart watches found that two-thirds of the cases were detected for COVID-19 4 to 7 days before the onset of symptoms, which shows that smart watches may provide a considerable amount of epidemic prevention. help.