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Fitbit collaborates with Scripps Research and Stanford Medicine to study the role of wearables to detect, track and contain infectious diseases like COVID-19

April 14, 2020

There already has been early evidence that wearables, like Fitbit devices, have the potential to help predict the onset of an infectious disease like the flu before symptoms start, and the goal of this consortium is to unlock similar potential via leading research institutions in response to COVID-19. The consortium brings together research already underway by both Scripps and Stanford. The Scripps Research Translational Institute recently launched DETECT, an app-based research program that will analyze participants’ wearable health data. See the full press release here.