Smart wearables and preventive healthcare brands GOQii On Friday, a smartband ‘Vital 3.0’ was launched with sensors to detect body temperature, which may be an early symptom of coronavirus.
The band is priced at Rs 3,999 and is available on online platforms such as Amazon and Flipkart.
“Governments, hospitals, schools, BPOs, insurance, banking, ride-sharing, food delivery, e-commerce and logistics companies worldwide are negotiating with us to use GOQii Vital 3.0,” Vishal Gondal, Founder And the CEO, GOQii, said in a statement.
GOQii has partnered with German health tech startup Thrive to conduct a clinical study in India to detect COVID-19 infection before testing.
“The combined use of the detection algorithm and the GOQii Vital 3.0 smart band can significantly help isolate potential COVID-19 patients and prevent further spread. We believe a clinical study will show positive results in predicting COVID-19 infection, ”said Gondal.
The GOQii Vital 3.0 wearable features an inbuilt temperature display and thermal sensor with two modes of temperature monitoring.
Continuous monitoring facility and on-demand facility is for users who want to test it at their convenience.
In addition to temperature, the smartband will track heart rate, blood pressure, sleep, all-day activity and phases.
According to the company, all data collected by GOQii is subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and relevant data privacy guidelines.