Scientists from Evidation Health, based in the United States, and their collaborators analyzed Fitbit data and self-reported symptoms to study the trends in heart rate, symptom duration, and step count between patients with flu and those with COVID-19.
According to a group of scientists from the University of California, San Diego, the University of California, San Francisco (UC San Francisco) and MIT Lincoln Lab, temperature data obtained by wearable devices attached to the finger can be consistently used to spot the onset of fevers—a prominent symptom of both the flu and COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, testing remains a key strategy for tracking and containing the virus.
Security officials have to ensure that unsafe materials are not smuggled into a country by criminals, but it has become quite costly and difficult to detect nuclear substances.
Researchers from Skoltech and the University of Texas at Austin have presented a proof-of-concept for a wearable sensor that can track healing in sores, ulcers, and other kinds of chronic skin wounds, even without the need to remove the bandages. The paper was published in the journal ACS Sensors.
About 25 percent of the U.S. population suffers from fatty liver disease, a condition that can lead to fibrosis of the liver and, eventually, liver failure.
A pair of socks to monitor cholesterol levels or a shirt to track blood pressure could soon become a reality.
Wearable and portable sensors for detecting bacteria and viruses in the surrounding environment may soon become a reality in the days to come. But that prospect is yet to be realized.
At the University of Birmingham, researchers have designed a new sensor to quantify weak magnetic signals in the brain, with the ability to increase the understanding of connectivity in the brain, and identify signs of schizophrenia, dementia, and traumatic brain injury.
New research by University of South Australia (UniSA) engineers Professor Javaan Chahl, Dr Ali Al-Naji, and their team of graduate students has helped develop new software that helps quantify oxygen saturation, a main symptom of COVID-19, remotely from a camera.