U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) to use Oura ring to monitor for COVID-19

June 17, 2020
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by Danielle Bradnan
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Like Fitbit, Oura is using its vital signs monitoring capabilities to identify digital biomarkers that indicate the likelihood that a player has COVID-19 and make recommendations as to whether the player can work. While digital biomarkers have been shown to identify viral conditions like the flu, studies to identify digital biomarkers for COVID-19 have only been underway for a few months, with the Scripps Institute first launching its DETECT study, followed by Oura in late March and finally Fitbit in May. It is far too early to be using this data to make concrete actionable recommendations, and clients should be wary of the offered solution but should monitor the success of commercialized digital biomarkers for longer-term strategies.

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