Early identification of COVID-19 can help people isolate, predict clusters, and slow the spread of a virus. Peer-reviewed research says a smartphone app may be able to help.
Highly respected science journal, Nature Medicine, published research that shows a smartphone app is able to help predict incidence of COVID-19 by analyzing self-reported data and combinations of symptoms. The self-reported data does not replace the importance an in-person diagnosis, but it offers clues as to who most likely has the virus, and can provide early guidance on emerging virus clusters. Read more about the research below.