Early Detection of COVID-19: How Your Smartwatch Could Help

News of the first U.S. coronavirus case hit the American public on Tuesday, Jan. 21. For Jessilyn Dunn, PhD, assistant professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University and director of the Duke BIG IDEAs Lab, the infection in Washington State was a cue to launch a new study⁠—CovIdentify.

Building on research she’d done at Stanford University in which she worked with wearable devices to detect Lyme disease, influenza, and other diseases which cause an inflammatory response, Dunn opened the study in early April, partnering with Duke colleagues Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD, Ryan Shaw, PhD and Chris Woods, MD, MPH.

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