US Army Plans To Develop Wearable COVID-19 Symptom Detector for Soldiers

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(Photo: National Institutes of Health / Handout)
(Photo: National Institutes of Health / Handout)

May 29, 2020 | Originally published by IBTimes on May 12, 2020

The U.S. Army is planning to use wearable COVID-19 monitors to detect whether its personnel are displaying symptoms. For this purpose, U.S. Army medical officials are asking the defense industry to develop prototypes of such wearable coronavirus monitors.

Confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Army has temporarily stopped large-scale training exercises and enforced a large number of restrictions. While the Pentagon has implemented a wide range of policies and restrictions designed to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, the pandemic has still infected as much as 5,316 Service members, according to a May 11 slide briefing of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

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