Alphabet introduces Verily study watch to assist clinical studies and health research

Verily, previously known as Google Life Sciences, unveiled Friday’s Verily Study Watch. It will be used to gather data for clinical research.

This watch is not for sale. It will be used in many observational studies by Verily’s partner, including the Personalized Parkinson’s Project, a multiyear study to identify patterns and build a foundation for more personalized treatment.

So that the time can always be seen, the display is always on. The watch also features several key new features, such as:

Multiple environmental and physiological sensors are used to measure signals relevant for research in areas such as cardiovascular disease, movement disorders, and others. The signals that can be measured are electrocardiogram (ECG), heart beat, electrodermal activity and inertial movement.

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