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WVU in the News: WVU is using smart rings, apps and algorithms to identify COVID-19 infections before symptoms occur

For three years the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Center has equipped 30,000 people with smart rings and smartphone apps to determine, before any signs of illness, whether they had influenza.

So it required only some computer algorithm adjustments to launch a pilot project in March to monitor 200 front-line healthcare professionals for COVID-19 and determine the presence of infection and potential for contagion 24 hours before flu symptoms emerge.

Read more of this article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.