Seat Pleasant to Test New Covid-19 Symptom Tracking App

stethoscope-2617700_1920 - phone - pixabay - 3.23.20A Maryland health tech company has launched a new app for tracking and identifying coronavirus symptoms at home. The app, MIMI-Rx, is intended to help ease the strain on crowded testing sites or overwhelmed hospitals. Seat Pleasant has agreed to be the first city in the nation to test the app with its vulnerable residents.

WJLA reports:

It can be connected to medical devices, including a forehead thermometer and pulse oximeter, which measures the amount of oxygen in the blood. Then, it records those stats, keeping track of likely signs of COVID-19 through an algorithm, and allows you to communicate with your doctor.

With a socially-distanced announcement, Mayer Eugene Grant announced that Seat Pleasant, Maryland will be the first city to test the app among its vulnerable residents. 20% of Seat Pleasant’s population are of senior age.

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