U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was in Morgantown on Tuesday, making several stops to talk with area officials.
First, Capito was at the Morgantown Municipal Airport, which was recently awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant. Capito announced the awarding of that grant in July.
Tuesday morning, she spoke with airport officials.
In the afternoon, Capito met with West Virginia University’s Dr. Ali Rezai, director of the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.
They met at RNI, where Capito learned more about WVU’s progress on its research and development into coronavirus detection with the Oura Ring.
The ring is part of a digital platform created by RNI that can detect COVID-19-related symptoms up to three days before they show up.
“The holistic and integrated neuroscience platform developed by the RNI continuously monitors the human operating system, which allows for the accurate prediction of the onset of viral infection symptoms associated with COVID-19,” Rezai has said. “We feel this platform will be integral to protecting our health care workers, first responders and communities as we adjust to life in the COVID-19 era.”