Apple working to determine if the Apple Watch can detect cardiac abnormalities

Apple working to determine if the Apple Watch can detect cardiac abnormalities

Apple is apparently testing whether the Apple Watch can detect cardiac abnormalities. The company is working on the tests with partners including Stanford and telemedicine company American Well, reports Reuters, according to two unnamed “people familiar with the matter.”

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AWT News Update: August 11, 2017

AWT News Update: August 11, 2017

It's Friday, time to ponder pricing of future iPhones and Apple Watches, and hear about how "Game of Thrones" can get your heart racing:

  • A Barclays research note wonders if the high anticipated price of the iPhone 8 might dampen demand
  • 9to5Mac is running a survey on cellular-capable Apple Watch and service pricing, and it's showing that there might be some price elasticity for the upcoming device
  • Apple Watch data show that dramatic interactions between characters in "Game of Thrones" bump up pulse rates more than violent action scenes
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The Apple Watch can be used to help diagnose a potentially fatal heart condition

The Apple Watch can be used to help diagnose a potentially fatal heart condition

In a joint study published today, app developer Cardiogram and researchers at the University of California, San Francisco said Apple Watch combined with Cardiogram’s algorithm showed the smartwatch’s sensors can differentiate between a normal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation (AF). In fact, the study identified AF with 97% accuracy.

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