TRACKING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS WITH THE HELP OF WEARABLES

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a silicone patch that uses sensors to track symptoms of Covid-19.

The small device is the size of a postage stamp and is attached to the neck. It uses chest vibrations, records cough, heart rate and breathing, and also measures temperature. The data is then sent to a cloud application where it is analysed by an AI for signs of disease. The results are sent to a physician who can adjust the treatment accordingly. The wearable is manufactured by the researchers themselves and is currently being tested on Covid-19 patients.

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