The companies will conduct joint research aimed at studying the ability of the Apple Watch to detect the likelihood of a stroke at the earliest stages.
Companies Apple и Johnson & Johnson announced its intention to conduct groundbreaking research that will show whether Apple Watch smartwatches can predict the likelihood of a stroke before symptoms become apparent. It is expected that the sensors available in the device are quite enough to detect abnormalities in the work of the heart at the earliest stages.
Called Heartline, the study uses a proprietary application that will process data from the ECG sensor found on the latest Apple Watch models to monitor atrial fibrillation (A-Fib), a leading cause of stroke. It is expected that the capabilities of the gadget are quite enough to warn the owner of an increased risk of stroke, which will allow him to seek medical help in a timely manner.
Naturally, Apple Watch will not be able to become a full-fledged replacement for medical devices. However, the ability to detect malfunctions in the work of the heart at the earliest stages greatly increases the chances that a person will be able to see a doctor in time. Heartline will also let you know how wearable electronics in general can be useful in early detection of heart health problems.
Now companies have announced the search for volunteers. To participate in the program, you must own an iPhone 6s or later and be 65 years of age or older.