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Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor can predict COVID-19 a week before a Swab Test: Report

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A new study has revealed that the popular wearable Apple Watch can effectively predict a positive case of Coronavirus infection up to a week prior to the PCR based nasal swab tests.

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According to a MacRumors report, a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research titled “Warrior Watch Study” had several hundred Mount Sinai healthcare workers using a dedicated Apple Watch and an iPhone app for personal health data monitoring. Furthermore, these participants also required to fill out a daily survey over several months to also provide direct feedback, regarding potential COVID symptoms and other health related aspects as well, like stress.

The data collected in the study was between April to September of last year, with the primary focus being the heart rate variability (HRV). For those unaware, this is a key indicator of strain on the nervous system. This data was then compiled with reported symptoms associated with the disease, through symptoms like fever, aches, dry cough, and loss of the sense of taste and smell.

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The researches had hoped that the results could help anticipate the outcome and enable remote isolation of individuals to prevent the further spread of the virus. Similar to this, other studies have also surfaced that aimed to detect other health related problems as well, including diabetes and even provide early warning signs of atrial fibrillation.

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