June 26, 2020 -- When NBA athletes head back to the court next month, some may be donning new rings -- but not the championship kind. Players will have the option of wearing titanium rings that can detect possible signs of COVID-19 by measuring pulse, breathing rate, and temperature.

The NBA released its safety protocol this month with details for the upcoming return of the season, which gives a glimpse into what life will be like in the “bubble” -- an enclosed environment in Orlando, FL, where players will stay largely protected from potential infection. They will receive regular COVID-19 tests, along with bracelets that beep when the 6-foot social distancing rule is violated for too long.

Twenty-two teams will finish the season that was postponed in March. All games will be played in Orlando, and players, coaches, and staff will also remain there for the duration of the season. Each player will also have access to the Finnish-made Oura ring, a $300 high-tech tool equipped with three tiny sensors that can pick up signs of illness even before malaise sets in.

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