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Apple launches Heart Study app to identify irregular heart rhythms


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Written by G.Я     11/30/2017 08:43:00 am  No comments

Apple launches Heart Study app to identify irregular heart rhythms. Apple today launched the Apple Heart Study app, a first-of-its-kind research study using Apple Watch's heart rate sensor to collect data on irregular heart rhythms and notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib, the leading cause of stroke, is responsible for approximately 130,000 deaths and 750,000 hospitalizations in the US every year. Many people don't experience symptoms, so AFib often goes undiagnosed.
Apple launches Heart Study app to identify irregular heart rhythms
Apple launches Heart Study app to identify irregular heart rhythms
To calculate heart rate and rhythm, Apple Watch's sensor uses green LED lights flashing hundreds of times per second and light-sensitive photodiodes to detect the amount of blood flowing through the wrist. The sensor's unique optical design gathers signals from four distinct points on the wrist, and when combined with powerful software algorithms, Apple Watch isolates heart rhythms from other noise. The Apple Heart Study app uses this technology to identify an irregular heart rhythm.

Apple is partnering with Stanford Medicine to perform the research. As part of the study, if an irregular heart rhythm is identified, participants will receive a notification on their Apple Watch and iPhone, a free consultation with a study doctor and an electrocardiogram (ECG) patch for additional monitoring.

The Apple Heart Study app is available in the US App Store to customers who are 22 years or older and have an iPhone 5s or later with iOS 11 and an Apple Watch Series 1 or later with watchOS 4.

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