In 2020, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) launched a large-scale COVID-19 study, TemPredict, aimed at rapidly testing if Oura Ring data could help spot signs of COVID-19. Early results revealed that Oura’s temperature data could help spot when people’s temperature is going above their normal and aid in early illness detection.

Today, additional TemPredict results have been published in Vaccines. The researchers found that signals from the Oura Ring (in particular, increased heart rate and temperature) in the nights immediately following an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine injection correlated with higher future antibody levels in their blood. 

Read the full paper here.

A Note From One Of The Researchers

“Our first TemPredict paper focused on using Oura Ring signals to detect early signs of COVID-19. These new analyses show that we can do even more with that data. These data suggest that physiological data we can get from the Oura Ring may help identify individuals who could be at risk for lower antibody responses after mRNA vaccination against COVID-19. These analyses were exciting because they identified several physiological metrics that might clarify responses to vaccination against COVID-19.” – Dr. Ashley Mason

Disclaimer: Ōura was a minority sponsor of the first TemPredict study from which this second TemPredict study grew. This second TemPredict was funded independently from Ōura. The purpose discussed in the study has not been approved by the FDA and the Ōura Ring is not intended by Ōura to be used in this manner.