Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clinical-grade wearables offer continuous monitoring for COVID-19

Although it might be tempting to rely on your fitness tracker to catch early signs of COVID-19, Northwestern University researchers caution that consumer wearables are not sophisticated enough to monitor the complicated illness.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tests expand on whether wearables could predict coronavirus

Research is expanding into whether wearable devices such as an Apple Watch or Fitbit could track a person with coronavirus or the flu, or perhaps detect and even predict the onset of disease in a wearer.

Medical research

A wearable device may help prevent unexpected death in epilepsy

More than one-third of the people in the United States who have epilepsy are at risk for a deadly complication called "sudden unexpected death in epilepsy." That means 1.2 million people are at risk for the complication each ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Creating an early alert system for COVID-19

To better understand early signs of coronavirus and the virus' spread, physicians around the country and data scientists at UC San Diego are working together to use a wearable device to monitor more than 12,000 people, including ...

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