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Apple is testing whether the Apple Watch can detect abnormal heart rhythms: Report

BGR India Tuesday, 12 September 2017 ()
Apple is said to be collaborating with Stanford University clinicians and tele-medicine firm American Well to test if the Apple Watch‘s heart rate sensor can detect abnormal heart rhythms, and other heart conditions. If the heart rate monitor is sensitive to inconsistent heart-rate, it could well turn into a valuable medical device, and possibly prevent strokes. The development was reported by CNBC. Apple, however, hasn’t made anything public yet. American Well, which already provides medical apps for the iPhone, declined comment on the matter. However its CEO reportedly said that several tele-medicine companies in the US were working closely with manufacturers of wearable devices. Wearables, as a market, has gradually evolved from mere ‘fitness’ to overall ‘health and wellness’. Most devices today allow
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