Wearables are being increasingly utilized to help track the progression of COVID-19 and monitor the vitals of patients with the disease, with many companies utilizing consumer and enterprise devices that had already been deployed. On top of this, there is also a call to develop new wearable devices, designed specifically for COVID-19 tracking and monitoring functions, rather than repurposing current devices for the task. In particular, the U.S. Military is looking for a new wearable device that will be able to inform service members as early as possible if they have contracted COVID-19. As of May 5, 2020, 5,000 have already been infected.
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