TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 30, 2020–
Sprint Covid-19, a task force led by the Innovation Department at Assuta Hospital in Ashdod, Israel, together with Rafael Advanced Technology and Weizmann Institute of Science, has today launched with the aim of increasing testing for the Coronavirus through smart devices. The group is working to develop a heuristic test that can be carried out on smartphones and smartwatches to identify asymptomatic, presymptomatic and mild cases which would otherwise go undetected.
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The task force has set out to enhance large-scale Covid-19 testing, something that is proving a huge challenge for countries around the world. Through technology available on a number of smart devices, Sprint Covid-19 aims to measure users’ blood oxygen levels, which is seen as an important first step in identifying