Tag Archives: Apple

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

Amazon launches wellness wearable, to compete with Fitbit and Apple Watch

Dive Brief: Amazon on Thursday forayed into the crowded wearables sector with the launch of a wristband and smartphone app. The so-called Halo Band comes with sensors, including an accelerometer, temperature sensor, heart rate monitor and two microphones, though lacks a screen. New capabilities include monitoring a user’s emotional state by listening to the tone of… Read More »

Apple, Google to harness phones for virus infection tracking

Apple and Google fueled hopes for digital technology’s promise against a fast-moving, invisible killer, announcing a joint effort to help public health agencies worldwide leverage smartphones to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. New software the companies plan to add to phones would make it easier to use Bluetooth wireless technology to track down people who may… Read More »