US: West Virginia Researchers test Oura Rings to predict COVID-19 infection
Oura Rings, which measure body temperature and blood pulse volume to determine heart and respiratory rate and track sleep, are the subject of a national study being jointly conducted by the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, WVU Medicine, and Oura Health in hopes it can be used to predict infection and identify infected health workers before they become symptomatic. The rings and their accompanying smartphone app have been issued to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers in front-line medical settings in West Virginia; RNI intends to expand the study through partnerships with hospitals in New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, and other areas.
Writer: Chris Burt
Publication: Biometric Update