Andrew Brooks

Research Fellow, Stanford University

1 active project

Fitbit heart rate signals for validation of infectious disease alerting system

We plan to use the All of Us study population to identify a similar cohort (to the outside studies defined in the next section) for pattern validation of heart rate signals to predict infection from Covid-19 and other infectious diseases.…

Scientific Questions Being Studied

We plan to use the All of Us study population to identify a similar cohort (to the outside studies defined in the next section) for pattern validation of heart rate signals to predict infection from Covid-19 and other infectious diseases. A primary goal is to validate our smartwatch-based Covid-19 alerting algorithms, as well as refine ways to exclude false alarms such as those driven by other lifestyle factors (travel, exercise...).

Project Purpose(s)

  • Methods Development
  • Control Set

Scientific Approaches

In our (Stanford) collaboration with Fitbit and the PAC-12 sports conference, 925 student athletes at PAC-12 universities have been wearing Fitbit watches for 1-2 years to aid in the prediction of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. We also have wearable data from our phase I (N=6,187) and phase II (N=5,285) studies where we developed algorithms attempting to predict Covid-19 and other infectious diseases, but also predicted elevated physiological signals from other lifestyle factors. Comparing algorithms across studies will help us to identify factors that lead to "false" alarms, such as exercise, other health conditions, or travel.

Anticipated Findings

We hope to better refine our ability to predict infectious disease, and to distinguish other factors that create elevated or outlying signals in wearable data. This would complement our previous publications in Nature Medicine and Nature Biomedical Engineering by improving the alerts we are sending to study participants about elevated physiological signals.

Demographic Categories of Interest

This study will not center on underrepresented populations.

Data Set Used

Controlled Tier

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