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Detection and Alert of Physiological Changes related to COVID-19/Influenza

Study Name: Detection and Alert of Physiological Changes related to COVID-19/Influenza. Wear an OURA ring for science!

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Dear COVID-19 testing participant,

MIT Medical in collaboration with IMES is deploying a new study, Detection and Alert of Physiological Changes Related to COVID-19/Influenza Infection. By participating in this study will be notified that you may have a possible infection (flu, COVID, etc) prior to onset of symptoms.

The purpose of this COUHES approved study:

• Is to test our ability to detect infections (such as COVID-19 or flu) and other immune reactions (such as to vaccinations) before symptoms are apparent.

• The spread of COVID-19 on a college campus, how it relates to living situations, anxiety, and changes in behaviors, such as, social distancing.

To participate in this study, you will be asked to

• Provide a nasal swab sample for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing in compliance with MIT back-to-campus requirements (as part of the campus COVID Pass testing program).

• Unobserved self-testing kits may be available for you, go to COVIDPass for more details about unobserved/At home test. (

• Wear a wearable sensor (this will be provided by the study) to monitor heart activity and activity levels for up to 10 months

o You get to keep digital thermometer and an SpO2 monitor

o Automatically entered into raffle to win an Oura ring

• Complete a onetime intake survey and answer a short daily survey.

• You will be alerted to get an additional COVID-19 unobserved test, if the you have physiological changes detected by the wearable device.

If you choose to participate in the Detection and Alert of Physiological Changes Related to COVID-19/Influenza infection, research study, please complete this short registration form and e-consent process at the following url:

All members of the MIT community who are enrolled in the COVID Pass access system are eligible.


Cecilia Stuopis, M.D.

Medical Director, MIT Medical

Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Edward J. Poitras Professor in Medical Engineering and Science at MIT

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