Returning NBA Players to Sport High-Tech COVID-19 ‘Smart Rings’
When NBA players return to the court in Orlando to finish the season, fans might notice they have a fashion accessory in common. They’ll be issued “smart rings” that reportedly predict COVID-19 three days in advance, according to league officials. While the ring might sound like an Internet scam offering, experts say it’s 90 percent accurate. It works by monitoring the wearer’s body temperature, heart rate, and respiratory functions, all of which can be affected when someone contracts the coronavirus.
Players will also sport MagicBands, just like the ones Disney World gives to resort guests to allow them access to various attractions. However, the NBA’s MagicBands will also be used as tracers in the event of an outbreak by tracking the wearer’s interaction with others, the NBA reports.
NBA players will wear a ‘smart ring’ at Disney world, per https://t.co/UCLdrFVMWo
The Oura smart ring is capable of predicting COVID-19 symptoms up to 3 days in advance with 90% accuracy. The ring can measure body
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— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 18, 2020