Apple upcoming smartwatch
Apple planning to develop an advanced heart-monitoring feature in upcoming smartwatch. By using electrical signals, the new feature can track heart rate and detect any abnormalities like irregular heart rates.
Electrocardiograms (EKGs) are common in hospitals. They monitor the heart’s activity for short periods.
The current Apple watch has a more basic heart rate monitor, but the company trying to use more advance sensors to estimate future sufferings. While, Apple upcoming smartwatch has an EKG that would make it easier to establish the health of a user’s heart, and detects the cardiac problems early.
The development process is ongoing, and Apple may still decide not to include the technology in future products, the people said.
In November, Apple conduct a research drive on irregular heart rhythms. With those results, Apple develop AI based tools that can spot abnormalities more easily and support the EKG project.
The manufacturing of ECGs is so cheap, said Brandon Ballinger, co-founder of Cardiogram Inc., which makes an app that uses heart-rate data from the Apple Watch. The purposes we use ECGs for will likely also expand.
Apple Watch users can already buy an EKG made by AliveCor Inc. that is built into the watch’s strap. The device and its algorithm have received FDA approval. Portable EKGs from the likes of Medtronic Plc that work with smartphones have been available for several years.