Whoop becomes the first wearable to be used in a Phase-3 COVID 19 vaccine trial

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Whoop announced this morning that it has partnered up with G42 HealthCare. This makes the wearable tracker the first of its kind in the world to be used in a Phase-3 COVID-19 vaccine trial.Whoop tracking

The company’s new initiative Whoop4Humanity ensures that volunteers who now join the clinical trials at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi and the Al Qarain Center in Sharjah, including those coming in for the second dose, can further enhance their participation in the trials by using the new wearable devices. These devices enable them to check their daily heart rate, respiratory rate, heart rate variability, sleep performance, and more.

G42 Healthcare believes that WHOOP can be a powerful tool to boost the comprehensive volunteer healthcare management program by helping thousands of vaccine volunteers to self-monitor their well-being while measuring their fitness, sleep, and recovery levels during the trials.

WHOOP provides valuable insights and actionable feedback around specific markers, thus encouraging better decision making for volunteers’ health and contributing to the trials’ overall success.

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The trials began in Abu Dhabi on 16th July and are being managed by G4 Healthcare in partnership with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).

They are being conducted following the international guidelines stipulated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA).Whoop covid tracking progress

Whoop has been focussed around potential new use cases that focus on using respiratory rate to track COVID related symptoms. Whoop tracker for NFL

These are amazing wins for Will Ahmed and his Whoop team.

This news comes on the heels of a major partnership with NFL that was announced this week.

The NFLPA did considerable research on respiratory rate and health monitoring before doubling down on choosing Whoop to help players return safely. 

I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products and have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In my day job, I advise fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health&fitness-tech evolution and keep a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch or Fossil Gen 5 LTE and keep a close eye on my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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