San Francisco Hospitals Working to Detect Early Signs of COVID-19

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Two San Francisco hospitals are tracking emergency workers using smart ring for signs of coronavirus symptoms.

Smart rings, or wearable devices that monitor body temperature, pulse, movement, and sleep, will help find early warning signs from emergency workers at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF Medical Center.

The two hospitals are working with Oura ring to collect data from both healthy and people infected with COVID-19. USCF is urging all owners of a device to share their medical data with the research teams to help form an algorithm for early detection.

In the meantime, officials at both hospitals say the goal is to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by letting emergency personnel know if they are getting sick so they can self-quarantine.

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