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180913 New Apple FDA-Grade Heart Rate Monitor – wearable!

I was watching CNN yesterday – very interesting – Apples new watch has a lot of features for health monitoring and easy access for both professional health care staff and the individual.
Funny that this happens right now when we at Mid Sweden University, together with Umea University,  will be involved in developing a holistic system for health monitoring that includes wearables.

“The ability to access health data on an on-demand ECG is game changing, especially when evaluating atrial fibrillation and irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase a person’s risk of stroke, heart failure or other related complications,” Ivor Benjamin, President American Heart Association says to the website Sportteckie.
The watch will also monitor irregularities in a user’s heart rate behind the scenes and alert them if something seems alarmingly off.
The enhanced medical features of the watch come as athletes and their coaches increasingly rely on trackers to monitor health. Heart conditions have sidelined, and in a few cases killed, professional and collegiate athletes in the past.

Below picture from Sportteckie.

Apple Boosts Sports and Fitness Game With FDA-Grade Heart Rate Monitor