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Inside the NBA's Plan to Use Smart Technology, Big Data to Keep Players Safe From Coronavirus


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Smart technologies will help the National Basketball Association protect players and staff from the coronavirus at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando.

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The National Basketball Association plans to use smart technologies to protect players and staff from the coronavirus as 22 teams prepare to play games at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando.

In addition to subjecting players to extensive testing, quarantining them from their families, and imposing strict rules for social behavior, each will be given a "smart" ring, a Disney MagicBand, an individual pulse oximeter, and a smart thermometer.

Oura's titanium rings can measure body temperature, respiratory functions, and heart rate and predict Covid-19 symptoms up to three days in advance with 90% accuracy.

The MagicBand will act as a hotel room key, allow players to check in at security checkpoints and coronavirus screenings, and help with contact tracing.

The league also is considering a small device that will set off an audio alert when the wearer is within six feet of another person for longer than five seconds.

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