New Wearable Device Can Detect Subtle Signs of COVID-19

The device can be used to screen asymptomatic individuals.

Tech
3,102 Hypes 3 Comments

A new wearable device that can detect some of the more subtle signs of the COVID-19 disease was authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week.

The device, called the Tiger Tech COVID Plus Monitor, identifies certain biomarkers that can indicate COVID-19. This includes hypercoagulation, a condition that causes the blood to clot more easily than normal and is known to be a common abnormality in COVID-19 patients. According to the FDA, it is the first machine learning-based non-diagnostic COVID-19 screening device.

Jeff Shuren, director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a press release on Friday that the device can help screen individuals who may be infected with COVID-19 but do not present typical symptoms or are asymptomatic.

“Combining use of this new screening device … with temperature checks could help identify individuals who may be infected with the virus, thus helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in a wide variety of public settings.”

Still, the FDA says the device is not a replacement for a COVID-19 diagnostic tests and is not intended for use in individuals who already present COVID-19 symptoms or who have a fever.

The device is worn around the arm and features a sensor that measures pulse signals from blood flow. According to Tiger Tech Solutions, the device takes less than three to five minutes to detect the biomarkers and indicate whether a person is likely COVID-19 positive, adding that in clinical trials, the monitor demonstrated a very high success rate.

The U.S. is focused on mitigating the spread of COVID-19 as vaccines and diagnostic testing options continue to become more widely available to the public. Earlier this month, Facebook announced that it was launching a tool to show users when and where they can get vaccinated and will also provide links to help them make an appointment.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Amazon Receives FDA Authorization for at-Home COVID-19 Testing Kit
Tech

Amazon Receives FDA Authorization for at-Home COVID-19 Testing Kit

Planning to use it for its company employee testing program.

DoorDash Will Now Deliver COVID-19 Testing Kits To Your Door
Tech

DoorDash Will Now Deliver COVID-19 Testing Kits To Your Door

Claiming that the average kit delivery will take less than an hour.

YouTube Pulls 30,000 Videos for False Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines
Tech

YouTube Pulls 30,000 Videos for False Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines

YouTube first included vaccination misinformation in October 2020.


Dracula's Transylvanian Castle Has Been Turned Into a COVID-19 Vaccination Site
Travel

Dracula's Transylvanian Castle Has Been Turned Into a COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Vlad “The Impaler” meets Pfizer.

Superchief Opens First NFT Art Gallery in New York
Art

Superchief Opens First NFT Art Gallery in New York

The new gallery has pegged itself as the “world’s first physical exhibition space dedicated solely to NFT artwork.”

Coca-Cola and ASICS Team up For Refreshing GEL-Quantum 90
Footwear

Coca-Cola and ASICS Team up For Refreshing GEL-Quantum 90

Featuring a bold logo splashed across its Tiger stripe plus bottle green GEL cushioning.

Christie’s Gave Out Free NFTs in 2018 and Now They're Worth Thousands
Art

Christie’s Gave Out Free NFTs in 2018 and Now They're Worth Thousands

The example highlights the recent boom in value attributed to the rare collectibles.

COMME des GARÇONS FW21 Shuts Out the Noise
Fashion

COMME des GARÇONS FW21 Shuts Out the Noise

On the runway, the Japanese label debuted collaborative Nike heels and Salomon sneakers.

Junya Watanabe Likes Backpack-Infused Jackets So Much That He's Made His Own
Fashion

Junya Watanabe Likes Backpack-Infused Jackets So Much That He's Made His Own

New in-house styles for Spring/Summer 2021, alongside another Karrimor collab.


HANON Links With Padmore and Barnes For Spiffy P204 Wallabee Collaboration
Footwear

HANON Links With Padmore and Barnes For Spiffy P204 Wallabee Collaboration

The moccasin-style proposition is limited to a mere 60 pairs.

Burberry Unveils Two New Skins for 'Honor of Kings' Character Yao
Gaming

Burberry Unveils Two New Skins for 'Honor of Kings' Character Yao

The two creations reference Burberry’s signature check and its recent SS21 collection respectively.

These Are the Top Drops from NTWRK's Off Court Festival
Fashion 

These Are the Top Drops from NTWRK's Off Court Festival

Presented by NTWRK
Introducing a first-of-its-kind virtual festival dedicated to basketball fans and culture.

Reebok Kamikaze II Has Joined the "Digital Glow" Pack
Footwear

Reebok Kamikaze II Has Joined the "Digital Glow" Pack

Following in the footsteps of other classics like the Instapump Fury and Question Low.

Yoshitomo Nara Explores Facial Expressions in Taiwan Exhibition
Art

Yoshitomo Nara Explores Facial Expressions in Taiwan Exhibition

On view through June 20.


More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.