Google's Verily to collect health data from 10,000 for long-range study

Verily, formerly Google Life Sciences, plans on enrolling 10,000 participants in a study incorporating the latest technology for data collection on how individuals can lead their healthiest lives.

Set to begin at Stanford University and Duke University, the study utilizes the Verily’s Study Watch wearable to collect data on electrocardiograms (ECG), heart rate, electrodermal activity, inertial movements and sleep. Spanning up to five years, the study will collect large amounts of data to examine what exactly makes a healthy human.

"No one has attempted this deep a dive into so many individuals over so long a time," said Sam Gambhir, chair of the department of radiology at Stanford.

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