Apple iWatch and Atrial Fibrillation

Apple is collaborating with Stanford Medicine on a study that uses the tech firm’s smartwatch to monitor for atrial fibrillation.

The first-of-its-kind project will see the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor used to collect heart data, with participants found to have an irregular rhythm offered a free consultation with a study doctor and an electrocardiogram (ECG) patch for additional monitoring.

The Apple Heart Study app is available in the US App Store to adults who have an Apple Watch Series 1 or later and who are aged 22 or older.

Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly working on more advanced heart-monitoring features for future versions of the smartwatch that could see it incorporate ECG functionality.

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