Fight COVID-19 with Garmin and NEO

To support families during COVID-19, Garmin is providing discounts for NEO users that contribute to COVID-19 research.
Sign up to get your discount →

Fight COVID-19 with Garmin and NEO

To support families during COVID-19, Garmin is providing significant discounts for NEO users that contribute to COVID-19 research.
Sign up to get your discount →
A Message from the Founders
Like many of you currently reading this message, we’ve been increasingly worried about our family and friends across the world with each passing day.

As a team, we wanted to contribute by doing whatever we could to help. After talking to friends and advisors in the healthcare sector, many of whom are risking their lives fighting on the front lines, we realized that we were in a unique position to offer help and assistance to all those impacted.

So, we are launching NEO to help empower families and hopefully provide some peace of mind in these uncertain times. Although we might be in physical isolation, we are all united in this fight.

Looking forward to working together to beat this pandemic.

Chris & Jordan

Accelerate COVID-19 research and take care of your family with free at-home health monitoring

Support Loved Ones
Active Health Monitoring
Help COVID-19 Research
Own Your Own Data

This is a really tough time. Many of us are feeling anxious, isolated, powerless. We’re not only worried for our own health, but even more so for the health of our loved ones.

Nonprofit PhysioQ is launching NEO, a connected self-monitoring system that allows families to proactively monitor their health.

We are in this together.

The ability to view health trends can provide a great sense of empowerment and relief for someone and their loved ones.
Dr. Gloria Yeh, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Take Care of Your Family,
Take Control of Your Outcomes

How it works:

1

Set up Account for Your Family
Set up a NEO family account. Have each family member download and connect to the PhysioQ App.

2

Monitor Using Wearable Devices
Use PhysioQ-compatible hardware to monitor your and your family members’ vitals. Manual entry also supported.
Devices currently compatible:
- GARMIN Wristbands and Smartwatches (SpO2 + HR): 
VIVOSMART 4, VIVOACTIVE 4, VIVOFIT, FORERUNNER 245/945, FENIX 5X/6 SERIES, VENU, and more.
- POLAR H10 (EKG-HEART RATE)
- BEURER PO 60 BLE (Fingertip SPO2)
More coming soon! See full list →

3

Track and Take Care of Your Family
See real-time updates of important vital signs for all those connected to your account. In the event your health status worsens, easily export your data to show a physician.
The ability to view health trends can provide a great sense of empowerment and relief for someone and their loved ones.
Dr. Gloria Yeh, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
What is Tracked and Why It Matters
Oxygen Saturation (SpO2)
The amount of oxygen in your blood is an important vital sign being monitored for COVID-19. Many of those suffering from severe COVID-19 have seen their oxygen saturation drop significantly.
Temperature
Although developing a fever alone does not indicate COVID-19, monitoring body temperature fluctuations can help with early detection.
Heart Rate
Changes in heart rate have been shown to be useful in early-detection. Tracking changes in resting heart rate and HRV will also benefit researchers looking at the physiological side.
Exercise and Sleep
Both play a key role in maintaining a strong immune system which is one of the most important things you can do to combat this virus.
Sign Up for Early Access and Updates
We are set to kick off before the end of May, rolling out the service in batches. First come, first serve--so sign up right now! And don't forget to tell all your friends!
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You will also be contributing to the fight against COVID-19!
Data donated by NEO users will be anonymized and aggregated to aid medical researchers studying novel coronavirus to combat this and future pandemics. This will be a freely available tool for all researchers.

NOTE: Users that donate their data are eligible for a generous discount from our partner GARMIN!
Sign-up as a Researcher
How Can I Help as a Professional?
We are also looking for different professionals to join the cause. If you fit one of these roles, check back in a couple weeks. We will have more information coming soon.

In the meantime, please help share amongst your network.
I am a Healthcare Professional
I am a Researcher
I am a Developer
We believe the insights gained from this data can change our clinical approach and significantly expedite our disease discovery process.
Dr. Andrew Ahn, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine & Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Support the Fight Against COVID-19
We are offering NEO completely free, but it costs us money to build and operate this platform. As a nonprofit organization, we need your support. If everyone that reads this donates $10 dollars, it’ll make sure we can continue providing impactful services.
Every dollar counts. Donate today!
I want to help but times are tough →
About
PhysioQ is a nonprofit organization that believes the pursuit of knowledge and advancement of scientific research--as well as the engagement of citizens in the scientific process--is the path to a better society.

PhysioQ provides affordable and easy-to-learn research tools, allowing anyone, from academic researchers to everyday citizens, to conduct health research and further their passion for health science.

Learn More→

News and Updates
FAQ
Is this really completely free?
Yes (hardware is not included but you can use your own, see below), we are not exploiting this pandemic to make money. We are a nonprofit that was founded on the principle of accessibility and the best way to ensure as many people as possible can use this service is by making it free. 
We are also working with hardware providers to make the cost of all NEO-compatible devices as low as humanly possible.
Where do I buy PhysioQ-compatible devices?
Our partner GARMIN has generously offered a discount on most devices for people that sign-up and donate their data with NEO. Register and learn how to redeem your discount!
Approximately how much are the devices?
The fingertip SpO2 monitors range from $40-160 depending on the brand. As this the most important signal to capture, we are focusing on securing these devices first.

Our partner GARMIN has devices that range from $80-150. We recommend the Garmin VIVOSMART 4 for people that don't already have a device. It's the most cost-effective at under $130 (we have a discount for those that donate their data to research).
Can I use my own devices? They aren’t on the list of PhysioQ-compatible devices.
Yes. We support manual entry, so, if you are like many families and already have your own thermometers, there’s no need to go out and buy another. Just take the recording and simply enter it into the NEO App.
How do I support this initiative?
Donate
We are offering NEO completely free, but it's quite expensive to build and operate this platform. As more people join, that cost will only go up. As a nonprofit organization, we need your support. Please help us continue making this platform accessible to all.

Share and Like on Social Media
We need your help in spreading our message to as many people, organizations, networks as possible. Together, we can make a difference.

Go old school and call a friend
Given these isolating circumstances, we need human connection now more than ever. Call your friend, make their day, and then make a plan together on how you’ll help spread the word of this initiative.
I want to help but don’t have the funds right now
We totally understand. It’s a difficult time for a lot of people. You are not alone and that’s the reason why we made this free (and worked with hardware providers to make the cost of devices as low as possible). 

You can still make a massive impact by helping spread the message to as many people, organizations, networks as possible. See the post above for a list of things you can do. Let’s do it!
So, then, who is paying for this?
Right now, we are currently partially funded by a social enterprise called Kiipo. They are a small organization working on all types of social ventures, such as creating the first ambulance system in Ethiopia.

We are also hoping for your support. If everyone donates whatever they can afford, we can continue providing impactful services. Every dollar counts!
What's the difference between this and other remote-monitoring products or research studies?
Well, we don't see this as a zero-sum game. We are just offering another solution for people. Our targets are people that are worried about relatives and want something that can help them feel a bit better. And they want to contribute to the fight against COVID-19.

There are a bunch of great studies going on right now. Most of them are really large scale but collect more surface-level data. These are really important, but what we provide is really in-depth data like Pulse-Pulse-Interval (RR-interval) that allows heart rate variability measurements. This will definitely be important when looking closely at the disease.
What about the data and data privacy?
This is a citizen science project, meaning you are the owner of your own data. In joining this project, you have the option of donating your data to the COVID-19 Databank which was created to accelerate research into COVID-19. This will give PhysioQ permission to anonymize your data and use it to create an open database for researchers. All personally identifiable metrics will be removed.
When will things start?
We are currently finishing off some of the final elements to the service and working with third-party manufacturers to get their devices supported by NEO. We are set to kick off in the next month. Early sign-ups will get a chance to join the beta group, and get it before the end of April. 
LEGAL DISCLOSURE
For legal reasons, we will structure this as a citizen research project. This is not intended to replace medical treatment or medical diagnosis. We cannot accept liability for the accuracy of third-party hardware.