Apple has combined its expertise with Stanford to create an application named Heart Studies. The app intends to research and study the heart condition of the clients. Experts state that it can reduce the immediate heart attacks by 13%.
The innovation was first introduced in September 2017, since then it has taken the application market by storm. The technology is available in Apple’s smartwatch. The application detects heartbeat rates and detects issues to prevent further damage and even death. According to research, Heart Studies app is a primary helping hand in assisting Apple Smartwatch to stay in the top of wearable charts.
In a recent press conference, a spokesperson of Apple mentioned, “AFib (atrial fibrillation), the leading cause of stroke, is responsible for approximately 130,000 deaths and 750,000 hospitalisations in the US every year. Many people don’t experience symptoms, so AFib often goes undiagnosed.”
Anyone over 22 years can join can join the study. To use the function, the individual needs to own an Apple Watch Series 1 or the upgraded version. However, the first version watch is not supported.
To calculate the heartbeat rate, Apple Watch displays a green LED light which flashes hundred times a second. The light-sensitive photodiodes then detect the amount of blood flowing through the blood vessels in our wrist.
If the app detects any irregular rhythm, it will instantly notify a connected heart study doctor. The doctor will then analyze the report to ensure if there is an issue with the patient. However, people report that the watch is prone to send false reports time after time. To prevent this Apple will release new software algorithms to reduce unnecessary concerns.
According to the Q3 report of 2017, Apple is the leading innovator in smartwatch industry as it can create accurate report related to customer health.