NBA basketball players will be on the court with smart rings as part of COVID-19 outbreak measures. Oura smart rings will measure whether there are symptoms in basketball players.
The NBA season was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to a new statement, matches will continue in July. Well, it is the virus-infected among NBA basketball players in matches, this is one of the most curious questions. A statement made recently has not been able to give a clear answer to this question, of course, but it does mention that some precautions will be taken; basketball players will use smart rings as part of coronavirus measures.
The NBA management shared the announcement that the season will continue at the Walt Disney World facility in Orlando, isolated from the outside world, under the title “Life in Bubble”.
The news on the Engadget news site states that US National Basketball Association administrators have made some new decisions involving pandemic measures. Basketball players are willing to use the smart rings of the company Oura Rings, which will serve to monitor the symptoms of COVID-19, which will be given as part of the measures. So it will not be mandatory to wear smart rings.
NBA players will be watched with a smart ring
Around 150 thousand people worldwide use Oura smart rings. Looking at the characteristics of the Oura rings, it is remarkable that the charge, which is charged in 80 minutes, lasts for a week. In terms of preventing coronavirus, the smart device has the feature of measuring body temperature, heart rate, and respiratory activities.
Oura brand rings have LED sensors, body temperature sensors, accelerometer, and gyroscope. The Oura ring is supported by Android and iOS, and the data collected by the device is sent to smartphones via Bluetooth LE. The ring seems capable of detecting the virus at a rate of 90 percent. The ring, which is said not to be an obstacle for basketball players, weighs only 6 grams.
With these smart rings that NBA basketball players will use, the players will be detected within three days if the virus is caught. NBA management will keep Oura rings and players and staff teams (staff) under observation.
Social distance will try to be protected with smart wristbands
Smart ring Oura will not only detect coronavirus symptoms, NBA basketball players and staff teams will be able to enter and exit hotel rooms with this ring. In addition to smart rings, players will also be given a bracelet called Disney Magic Band. The wristbands, which will be used outside of matches and training, will warn players who do not maintain social distance.
Oura smart rings can be purchased from Oura’s website. The prices of the rings vary according to their models. The price range of these smart devices is between $ 299 and $ 399.
NBA matches, which were interrupted by the detection of coronavirus in one player in March, will continue from where they left off on July 31.