Study to see if Apple Watch can detect COVID-19 now taking volunteers
What you need to know
- Apple announced an Apple Watch study to see if the device can detect diseases like COVID-19 back in September.
- A study in partnership with the University of Washington and Seattle Flu Study is now accepting volunteers.
An Apple Watch study announced in September to see whether the device can detect diseases like COVID-19 is now taking applications for volunteers.
As reported by Kent Reporter:
The study was announced by Apple in September 2020 alongside the release of the Apple Watch Series 6, from the announcement:
Two other studies are also being conducted with the University of California, Irvine, and Anthem, as well as the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the University Health Network.
To participate in the UW Medicine study, you must live in the Greater Seattle area, be 22 years or older, have an iPhone 6s or better, speak and read English, and be willing to participate for six months. The Apple Watch will be provided to you by the study. You can read the full eligibility criteria here.
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