A study will look directly into whether Apple Watches can identify illnesses like COVID-19.


Vanessa Hand Orellana

Apple is dealing with researchers in order to see if devices such as the particular Apple Watch and the iPhone are capable associated with detecting early indications of respiratory system illnesses like the flu and COVID-19.

The research, which will last 6 months, is going to be conducted via the University of Washington and the Seattle Flu Study, based on an information page on the Seattle Flu Study website

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Participants within the Seattle area can be given an Apple Watch and will have in order to answer short surveys upon their iPhones every 7 days.

Apple didn’t immediately react to a request with regard to comment.