Apple began to collect heart rate data from Apple Watch users

Apple Heart Study
In November 2017, Apple questioned Apple Watch users' willingness to contribute in a study called Apple Heart Survey. The study was conducted by Apple and Stanford Health.

Apple now announces that research has begun, and will collect data from users who decide to join the research. Forming a notification will direct participants to the Heart Study application.

The application will ask for confirmation regarding speaking and writing in English, as well as a history of user diseases related to Atrial fibrillation. In addition, participants should not use blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin, Pradaxa, Xarelto, Eliquis and Savaysa.

Qualified Apple Watch users will get emails containing documents and some information related to
HIPAA privacy laws. Data from the research is expected to be used by Apple for new product development.

In the document sheet, Apple mentioned a number of data will be used to determine sensors that can identify unusual heartbeat rhythms. Not yet available information related to new products that developed, but this Apple product is expected to present faster than predicted.

Apple is said to have signed up to the US of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to become part of a program that allows the FDA to expedite approval of certain devices listed on the regulatory body.

Apple is also reportedly developing a non-invasive method to measure blood sugar levels using sensors at Apple Watch. In December last, this method is called to be released in the next few years.

If the development of the method ends well and is able to provide accurate data, Apple is considered able to help diabetics save a lot of money, because it does not require that they spend a lot of cost buying test strips.

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