Apple is always known for the amazing new technologies which make it most popular in a technology world. Apple is now developing an advance and amazing heart monitoring feature in its smart watch. It is going to turn a fashion accessory into a medical device may be due to the growing rate of heart issues.
However, to monitor the irregular heart rate of a person, it is said that it just need to squeeze from both fingers on the LCD of the watch. It will track the electrical signal from the chest and check any abnormalities into the heart rate. Monitoring the heart rate is called Electrocardiogram ECG or EKGs; it is used to monitor the heart rate by the doctors in the hospitals in case of an emergency to detect the heart rate instantly. The best part of this new upcoming technology is that ECG only did once in the hospital or after a couple of hours if needed, but this device will continuously track the heartbeat which will reduce the risk of heart stroke and let you prevent any abnormalities before getting worse.
Talking about this new feature Apple spokeswoman Amy Bessette commented, “I can see a role for wearable ECGs as a mechanism to diagnose arrhythmia as an adjunct to what is currently available” Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist at the University of California, San Francisco said, “There’s no reason to follow ECG in normal, healthy people.”
Another amazing thing the users will going to have that, it has the LEDs sensors inside the watch which monitors the blood flow and detect if there any abnormality occurs. If the user finds any abnormalities, Apple also offers a video call with a specialist doctor to help the user in case of an emergency.
Apple’s Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams said, “There’s tremendous potential to do on-device computing, to do cloud computing as well and to take that learning, and through machine learning, deep learning and ultimately artificial intelligence, to change the way healthcare is delivered”. Hence this device still needs some tests and approvals to be confirmed as an authentic device in health care.