Apple would be joining Stanford and American Well to study Watch detection of heart problems

As confirmed in the version Golden Master of iOS 11, three days ago, today at the special event is also expected to announce a new Apple Watch.

In addition to new features, Apple will certainly continue to strive to bring even better health solutions, as this is an area of ​​great interest to the company, as Tim Cook explained in a recent interview.

To reinforce this idea, the CNBC said that Apple would be working in partnership with Stanford and the telemedicine company American Well to see if the Watch can detect cardiac abnormalities.

Apple Watch heart rate

The Apple Watch was once considered one of the best devices for cardiac monitoring; therefore, it would be a really positive development if some problems like arrhythmia or abnormal heartbeat could easily appear on the small screen of the watch, which would certainly help to save many lives.

Bob Wachter, president of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, recalls that one of the most common problems is atrial fibrillation; he says it is “medically useful” to know that a person is affected by the disease so that he can seek appropriate treatment.

The study with the new partners, as sources told the CNBC, will start later this year and there is no doubt that the Apple Watch will achieve a satisfactory result.

For example, in another study, conducted by the University of California, the team responsible for the Cardiogram app was able to use Watch to detect these cardiac abnormalities with 97% accuracy, which is really incredible.

Since this new study is supposed to be carried out by Apple itself, it may be that new native features may be coming – but nothing has yet been confirmed either by the company or by its supposed new partners.

If this were to happen, the Apple Watch would certainly be considered an indispensable device both for those who already have heart problems and for those who are prone to developing them.

via AppleInsider