Our friends over at Ava are working to find out if the Women’s Health Bracelet we collaborated on can be utilized to diagnose and monitor symptoms potentially related to COVID-19.
- The Ava Bracelet is a wrist worn medical device* that tracks breathing rate, pulse rate, skin temperature, heart rate variability and perfusion.
- The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever (87.9% of cases), dry cough (67.7% of cases), and shortness of breath (18.6% of cases).1–4
- During a fever, body temperature and pulse rate increase.5–7 Shortness of breath can be measured by an increased breathing rate.
- Ava believes that the Ava Bracelet could be used to generate data on early signs of COVID-19 and monitoring of symptoms in users at home under medical supervision.
*The Ava Bracelet is currently CE-marked according to MDD 93/42/EC for the purpose of measuring and displaying physiological parameters to facilitate conception and to provide general information on health and wellness to users. The device is listed with US FDA. The Ava Bracelet is not approved for COVID-19 monitoring. This product is intended to support data collection and research during the COVID-19 pandemic but is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent COVID-19 Sources
- World Health Organization: Department of Communications. Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).; 2020. https://www.who.int/publications-detail/report-of-the-who-china-joint-mi…(covid-19).
- Zhang J-J, Dong X, Cao Y-Y, et al. Clinical characteristics of 140 patients infected by SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan, China. Allergy. 2020;00:1-12. doi:10.1111/all.14238
- Guan W-J, Ni Z-Y, Hu Y, et al. Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China. N Engl J Med. 2020:1-13. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2002032
- Sahu KK, Mishra AK, Lal A. Comprehensive update on current outbreak of novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV). Ann Transl Med. 2020. doi:10.21037/atm.2020.02.92
- Chen G, Xie J, Dai G, et al. Validity of Wrist and Forehead Temperature in Temperature Screening in the General Population During the Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus: a prospective real-world study. 2020. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/medrxiv/early/2020/03/06/2020.03.02.2003….
- Karjalainen J, Viitasalo M. Fever and Cardiac Rhythm.Arch Intern Med. 1986;146:1169-1171.
- Lyon DM.The relation of pulse-rate to temperature in febrile conditions. QJM An Internatinoal J Med. 1927;os-20(78):205-218. doi:10.1093/qjmed/os-20.78.205