All Projects

Can collecting physiological data help identify patterns of COVID-19?

Using antibody testing and wearable sensor technology to predict the course of COVID-19 symptoms and recovery

Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco are analyzing associations between body temperature, heart rate, and other related metrics and the start of COVID-19 symptoms. Data is collected by TemPredict through a wearable smart ring, the Oura ring. In addition, antibody testing is being conducted to assess prior infection with COVID-19.

Researchers will use the data to build an algorithm to identify patterns of COVID-19 onset, progression, and recovery.

Westat coordinated the antibody testing component of TemPredict. To meet the need for a rapid start-up, the team quickly developed and implemented a plan to collect dried blood spot samples on 2 occasions from nearly 10,000 participants.

Westat performed the following:

  • Identified test kit components
  • Prepared instructions for self-collection
  • Arranged for kit assembly and mail-out with a vendor
  • Prepared a tracking system to coordinate all mailings, kit receipt, and second mailings
  • Received, processed, and stored returned samples
  • Shipped inventoried samples to a testing laboratory

While data processing for the study in ongoing, researchers are beginning to conduct analyses of the data to develop an algorithm that potentially assists in defining the course of COVID-19 from personal wearable device data.

The study results also will provide a proof of concept to support future work to advance the public health utility of distributed physiological information systems.

Want to work with us?
You’ll be in great company.

About Us Careers

Westat Employees.
Westat Employee.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
DC Public Schools
Georgia Department of Transportation
Internal Revenue Service
Leadership Montgomery
Maryland Cancer Registry
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
National Science Foundation
NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
SiriusXM
Social Security Administration
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Teach for America
Texas Education Agency
The Johns Hopkins University
The National Institutes of Health
The Verizon Foundation
Toyota
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
University of Maryland Baltimore Campus
University of Michigan
University System of Maryland
Explore Our Clients

Please wait...

Forbes 2021 The Best Employers for Diversity Powered by StatistaForbes 2021: America's Best Midsize Employer Powered by Statista

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law. Notices to Employees & Applicants.