Fitbit says the study will appear directly within the app and is open to all users (21 and over) in the US and Canada who 8220;have had or currently have COVID-19, or symptoms consistent with the flu.8221;
Participants will be asked a few questions, which will be cross-referenced with Fitbit data in an attempt to identify early biological indicators. Fitbit doesn8217;t go into detail on what those indicators may be, but perhaps a higher resting heart rate and poorer sleep may be among them. That8217;s speculation on our part.
If the data is informative, Fitbit will attempt to build an algorithm that could alert Fitbit wearers they may be unwell before they know it. Such indications could encourage users to get themselves tested or limit their contact with other people in an effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.
- Whether or not you have, have had, or may have had flu or COVID-19
- Any symptoms you are experiencing or may have experienced
- Additional related details regarding your medical history and demographics
Back in March, the Whoop company, which makes a strap designed for elite athletes, began linking heart rate variability data and diminished recovery from strain with the onset of Covid-19. However, the greater number of users Fitbit could potentially mean a larger sample size and could add more weight to findings. Let8217;s hope the survey bears fruit.
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