physIQ and Purdue develop infection-detection watch

Originally published in BioWorld

As a counterpoint to the raft of wellness-promoting smartwatches, Purdue University and physIQ Inc. have developed a smartwatch algorithm that flags illness. A year after launching their co-development program, the two organizations reported they have created an algorithm designed for smartwatches that enables detection of early signs of infection. The algorithm is already in use in a number of physIQ’s customers’ applications, physIQ Chief Scientific Officer Stephan Wegerich told BioWorld.