Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests | TechCrunch

Something to keep a Watch on

"Cardiogram and UCSF previously demonstrated the ability for the Apple Watch to detect abnormal heart rhythm with a 97 percent accuracy. This new study shows the Watch can detect sleep apnea with a 90 percent accuracy and hypertension with an 82 percent accuracy.

Sleep apnea affects an estimated 22 million adults in the U.S., with another 80 percent of cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. This is a serious condition where the person affected stops breathing in their sleep and can lead to death."
The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests | TechCrunch
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