3/30/20

The Rock Weekly

What your wearable knows before you do

As FDA continues to “test and build” its Pre-Cert pilot, Pear Therapeutics’ app-based insomnia treatment emerged as the program’s first clearance. Speaking of sleep, Americans are sleeping more and moving less—though activity varies by state—according to fitness tracker data aggregated by Evidation. And wearables may offer even more critical insight into health in the midst of the pandemic. Researchers are testing the devices as an early warning system for the coronavirus by monitoring heart rate and body temperature. While UCSF’s study of Oura smart ring data is focused on healthcare workers, Scripps is looking to enroll nearly 500K wearable-toting citizens across the US.

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