Biostrap has announced it is linking up with medical professionals in a bid to use data from its flagship wearable to predict the onset and progression of COVID-19.
Essential reading: Biostrap
For those not in the know Biostrap is a fitness band that helps you optimize sleep and recovery with clinical accuracy, which in turn improves your performance. It is currently only available for purchase on biostrap.com.
We put it to the test a few months ago and found it works very well. Biostrap provides you with access to raw HRV data, in addition to SpO2, breathing rate and more. And it does this will clinical grade accuracy. You are able to see how individual variables effect your daily health and readiness for action.
The objective now is to use this raw waveform information and physicol0gical biomarkers in the fight against COVID-19. To this end, the outfit has linked with scientists at the UCLA School of Medicine and Tulane University.
Download the latest version of the accompanying iPhone or Android smartphone app (3.4.0) and you’ll be offered an invitation to opt-in.
It takes only a few minutes to give the necessary permissions. At the end of the registration process, you’ll be asked to fill in a short questionnaire.
Once you are on-board, each day you will be required to fill out a daily symptom tracking survey. This is to provide medical professionals with more context to your biometric data.
In addition to knowing you are helping the scientific community, there’s an additional incentive to join. This is a free 3 months subscription to Sleep Lab and Meditation plus. Normally, Biostrap owners would would be required to pay $45 for this.
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