NIH to fund 7 digital health projects aimed at COVID-19 - Vibrent
In the News | September 21, 2020

NIH to fund 7 digital health projects aimed at COVID-19

The National Institutes of Health has picked seven companies and academic centers to help develop digital health solutions aimed at the COVID-19 pandemic—including smartphone apps, wearables and big data programs to mitigate the personal and public health impacts of the novel coronavirus.

Each one-year contract includes two phases: an initial award for feasibility testing, followed by an option for additional development funding. If all seven progress to the second phase, the total value of awards would reach $22.8 million. 

The selected projects include an effort by IBM to provide sophisticated digital contact tracing, alongside verifiable methods for reporting a person’s health status following exposure and testing.

Read more at Fierce Biotech.

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