Upcoming Apple Watch Models Might Feature EKG Heart Monitor
Latest tech news today hints that the upcoming Apple Watch models might feature an EKG Heart Monitor. This sensor lets a continuous electrocardiograph monitoring to detect serious heart illnesses.
According to Mac Rumors, Apple is reportedly testing a version of the Apple Watch that registers the electrical activity of the heart utilizing two fingers. With this technology, the sensors will detect electrical changes in the skin caused by the beat of a user’s heartbeat.
When using this feature, the user will have to squeeze the frame of the Apple Watch using two fingers from the hand that’s not wearing the device. It then sends an unnoticeable current across the user’s chest to track electrical signals in the heart and sense any problems like irregular heart rates.
However, the latest tech news today reveals that EKGs are commonly done in medical offices and hospitals. Nevertheless, there are some continuous-wear EKG monitors on the market for those who have to monitor their heart frequently. With the capability to sense irregular heartbeats and other peculiarities, the Apple Watch would be capable of predicting and monitor serious heart illnesses. With the said functionality there is a possibility that the users of the device will be able to catch and treat heart problems promptly.
Furthermore, Bloomberg has learned that the development is ongoing on the EKG technology for the Apple Watch. But then, the Cupertino-based company could still choose to scrap it. It can be recalled that with the first Apple Watch, Apple allegedly ditched several sensors because they weren’t accurate.
Also, latest tech news today claims that it’s not clear if incorporating EKG functionality to the Apple Watch would necessitate Apple to get FDA approval. Apple CEO Tim Cook stated in the past that he doesn’t want to acquire the FDA tangled with the Apple Watch. But then, the company is still partaking in a pilot program for faster authorization of digital health tools.
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