Can your Fitbit help with early detection of COVID19?

Internet Innovation Alliance reports

While Fitbit’s wearable devices started out tracking a user’s steps and movement, the company’s newest devices now include sensors that can track body temperature, oxygen levels, and heart rate fluctuations – data that can help detect signs of depression and a range of other diseases. Early studies of the wearable technology suggest that it can even be used to help detect COVID-19 one to two days before symptoms start.

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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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