NBA offering players a ‘smart’ ring to track COVID-19

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Courtesy: Oura

(CNN NEWSOURCE) — The NBA is offering players a “smart” ring to track coronavirus as they head back the hardwood next month.

The maker of the Oura Ring says it can track a user’s health data and even predict if users are about to show symptoms of coronavirus infection.

The $299 ring is designed to monitor sleep, pulse, movement, heart activity and temperature.

There’s not much information, yet, on how well the device actually works for COVID-19.

The ring is one of several wearable devices being studied to see if they can detect COVID-19.

A team at Scripps Research is looking into the potential of the Apple watch, Fitbits, Garmin devices, Oura and others to see if they can accurately monitor a person’s baseline temperature, heart rate, sleep and daily movement, and use changes in that data to detect the early onset of an infection.

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