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12:00 AM, February 19, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 19, 2021

NASA to equip astronauts and employees with Fitbits

NASA will provide 1,000 of its employees Fitbit wearables to help prevent the spread of Covid-19

The pilot program — which also includes 150 astronauts — is designed to see if the devices can help keep these mission-critical personnel healthy ahead of key space missions. The wearables will feature a daily check-in app that can log potential symptoms, body temperature and other key health metrics that have been linked to Covid-19.

The program is designed to supplement NASA's existing measures to isolate astronauts and to limit or prevent the spread of Covid-19 across its facilities. The Agency hopes the app will provide individuals in the program with guidance about whether they should go to work, or stay home and take additional measures to find out if they have Covid-19. 

 

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