- Apple Watch to contain an advanced heart-monitoring technology, reports disclosed
- The device will use electric signals to detect abnormalities, defects, and other potential indicators of cardiovascular illness
- It can detect risks for stroke or heart failure via the constant stream of EKG data it receives
From the maker of the popular smartphone called the iPhone, reports disclosed that Apple is into developing an advanced form of heart-monitoring technology to be embedded in the company’s Apple Watch products.
According to Bloomberg, the new feature of the Apple Watch will use electric signals to detect abnormalities, defects, and other potential indicators of cardiovascular illness.
To use the feature, the user has to squeeze the device and the sensors and data gathered from minor electric currents sent up the arm and across the chest to the user’s heart would measure data typically gathered by electrodes on the skin to inform the user on the present condition of his heart.
The Apple Watch can reportedly detect risks for stroke or heart failure via the constant stream of EKG data it receives. This will help doctors with diagnosis and treatment for the user at an early stage, as disclosed in a post by The Verge.
In the recent month, the company partnered with Stanford University to track Apple Watch users’ heart rhythms for irregularity.
EKGs, the device’s new feature, is also known as electrocardiograms which is the test typically performed using multiple electrodes placed directly on the skin to monitor otherwise imperceptible electrical patterns in between heartbeats.
Apple Watch, as per Apple, is not a luxury piece of jewelry nor simply a fitness device but a medical tool.