Plans are in place for the NBA teams expected to head to Orlando for the league’s return to play format and we are finding out even more details about what will be going on to finish out the season.
On Thursday, CNBC.com reported that the NBA plans on having all of the players and essential staff members wear a “smart ring” that can predict COVID-19 symptoms during their time at Disney World.
Players will have the option to use a wearable ring to provide them with a wellness assessment.
“The ring can measure body temperature, respiratory functions and heart rate, which are all things that can signal whether or not someone is sick.
The titanium rings, reportedly made by Oura, are capable of predicting COVID-19 symptoms up to three days in advance with 90% accuracy, according to the company.
The data will be studied and assessed by the University of Michigan to help generate an overall wellness assessment of each person. The memo said that players will have full access to all data collected on them, but team staff will only have access in circumstances where the player’s illness probability score indicates he may be at higher risk or is showing signs of coronavirus.”
The league said that information collected will be deleted within four weeks following the 2019-2020 season.
Opting out isn’t an option with the memo saying that any player of staffer who refuses to undergo such daily health monitoring, “will be prohibited from engaging in group activities until the monitoring is accomplished and/or may be required to leave the campus permanently.”
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