A COVID Tracker That Sticks To You

A wearable, stick-on device called the BioButton is being used by travel destinations, workplaces, and universities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But some have privacy concerns about the device, which is made to constantly monitor temperature, heart rate, and other personal data. Liz McLaughlin reports.

(NBC News) — Coronavirus cases continue to climb as we enter the holidays and cold winter months.

Now there is a tracking device that some institutions are implementing to prevent the spread of the virus.

It is called the BioButton, the BioButton is a coin-sized, wearable, stick-on device that tracks vital signs around the clock, and it uses algorithms to try and detect possible signs of Coronavirus.

Experts say, “If you see somebody whose temperature is starting to creep up and their heart rate and their respiratory rate that’s the hallmark of an infectious process.”

Some workplaces and schools are already starting to use the BioButton with the goal of preventing outbreaks.

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