NBA players allowed to wear device to determine coronavirus risk

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NBA players will be allowed to wear a device that will determine if they are at risk of contracting the coronavirus.

As Zach Lowe of ESPN reports, the medical equipment will come in the form of a wearable ring, which will give quick results regarding the players’ health. It will not be mandatory for players to wear the device, though.

Players and team staff will be given the option to use a wearable ring that tracks heart rate, respiration rate, and other variables. The device features an “illness probability score” that indicates a player might be at greater risk of contracting coronavirus — or may have it.

— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 17, 2020

Team staff will *not* have any access to player data from the wearable ring (should any player actually choose to wear it) aside from instances in which the “illness probability score” triggers a further medical review.

— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 17, 2020 Previous articleHow a Chris Paul trade rumor started the Ray Allen-Rajon Rondo beefNext articleWarriors’ Steve Kerr says players will lose plenty of money if they don’t play in NBA restart

Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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