Researchers in the Kriegsfeld Lab at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) discovered that by looking at Oura Ring patterns for the first 1-2 weeks of the menstrual cycle, they could anticipate the LH surge days in advance for 100% of participants.
After pulling together past research and insights from 2020, we’ve compiled patterns that may help us better understand the pandemic’s impact on our bodies. These patterns are not intended to be end results but rather conversation starters for our future health and lifestyle decisions.
A research team at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has published early results from a large-scale COVID-19 study, TemPredict, revealing that the Oura Ring's temperature sensor could be an effective tool for fever monitoring and early illness detection.
In 2019, LifeTraq chose Oura as the leading wearable technology to join their IRB-approved pilot study on whether wearables could predict addiction relapse and improve recovery outcomes. The pilot supports ongoing innovation in LifeTraq’s partnership with the addiction treatment center, The Sanctuary.
In an analysis that compared Oura’s photoplethysmography (PPG)-derived respiratory rate metric to an electrocardiogram (ECG)-derived method, the Oura Ring was shown to be accurate within 1 breath per minute across the entire night when compared to medical-grade research tools.
UCSF is testing whether physiological data collected by the Oura Ring, combined with responses to daily symptom surveys, can build an algorithm to identify patterns of, onset of, progression of, and recovery from, COVID-19.