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Oura Labs: A New Feature for Early Warning of Physiological Strain

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
The Symptom Radar feature of Oura recognizes early health changes

Oura users can now opt in to try out a new experimental feature called Oura Labs. The first feature available is Symptom Radar, which detects early signs of physiological strain. Unlike illness detection, which was a focus during the early days of the pandemic, Symptom Radar alerts users to significant changes in biometric trends like temperature, respiratory rate, resting heart rate, and heart rate variability.

When alerted, users can choose to enable Rest Mode or lower their daily activity goal to prioritize rest. While illness could trigger an alert, other factors like intense workouts or lack of sleep could also be the cause. The Oura Ring is cautious in how it presents Symptom Radar, making it clear that it is not a diagnostic feature but rather a tool to help users understand their body’s signals. This distinction allows the feature to fall under wellness and general education, avoiding the need for FDA clearance.

The possibility of illness detection in the future is not entirely ruled out, as shown in a study released by Oura last year that linked covid-19 symptoms to long-term impacts on biometrics. The features within Oura Labs are subject to change based on user feedback and data analysis. Similar to Fitbit’s Fitbit Labs, Oura Labs provides a platform for experimentation and innovation, giving users a chance to try out new features and provide feedback for potential integration into the main app. This continuous learning process aims to improve the overall user experience and functionality of the Oura Ring.

By Samantha Jones

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