Fitbit is launching a study in Canada and the U.S. in an attempt to build an algorithm to detect COVID-19 before symptoms begin.
In a press release issued Thursday, Fitbit said it is seeking those 21-years-old or older, who are living in Canada and the U.S., who have, or previously have COVID-19, or flu symptoms.
Fitbit said those people will be invited to answer a few “quick questions ” to help develop the algorithm.
They’ll be asked whether they have had COVID-19 or the flu, and about symptoms they have experienced or are currently experiencing.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, common symptoms of the virus include a cough, fever difficulty breathing and pneumonia in both lungs.
But, the agency said those who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms, and may not know they have the virus.
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