Apple Watch helps in better detection of heart diseases using IoT technology

September 29, 2021 | 2 minutes read

With the help of IoT technology, the Apple watches can detect irregular heartbeat, the research study also confirms.

The Apple Watch can detect heart arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation (AFib/AF)   normally termed as irregularity in the heartbeat. The recent study published this week in the American Heart Association Journal indicates that the Apple Watch can sense uneven heartbeat. The study has also confirmed that the Apple Watch might have been detecting cases early that the subsequent ECG might have missed. Thus, proving the higher efficiency of Apple watches in pointing out heart diseases. 

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Apple Watch currently offers the potential of sensing atrial fibrillation and notifications as one of the most important health features. Also introducing it to the device with its Series 4 update, with the inclusion of an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor. So the Apple watch’s heart rate monitor using IoT technology is proving to be more efficient. IoT technology has been around us for a while benefitting us in the healthcare industry as well as in mobile app development. The trend of usage of IoT technology is increasing day by day, especially in the healthcare industry. The latest statistics also indicate that IoT technology revenue specifically in the healthcare industry is expected to increase up to  $135 billion in 2025.

These findings are the result of the ongoing survey from 2017 in which more than 400,000 participants were enrolled making it one of the largest studies of its kind. The study was titled  Arrhythmias Other Than Atrial Fibrillation in Those With an Irregular Pulse Detected With a Smartwatch: Findings From the Apple Heart Study 

Previously, this month Apple also announced the release of a health app that will enable direct communication between doctors and patients also allowing the doctors to keep a direct eye on their patients. This App is present in the latest iOS 15 update.