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Fitbit's new enterprise offering "Ready for Work" uses symptom checker app and vital signs data to recommend whether an employee can work

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June 17, 2020
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The vital signs monitoring is of particular interest because early evidence suggests that heart rate variability and sleep may indicate an oncoming immune response due to a viral pathogen. However, the research to determine the link between vital signs and COVID-19 has only been going on since March (Fibit's study began in May). Any digital biomarkers used to make recommendations either are from an earlier study based on the flu or are extremely preliminary data, without the scientific review necessary to make recommendations yet. Clients should monitor this development with interest because it represents the first commercialized digital biomarker offering for consumers, but be aware that it is based on early-stage research.

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