The Apple Watch has been called an incredible health and fitness device. The Kardiaband electrocardiogram, which is an accessory that can be used along with the Apple Watch, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It is a device that has an app that can detect an irregular heartbeat. This is the first Apple accessory to be approved by the FDA.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition that affects 30 million people in the United States. It can cause a rapid, chaotic heart rhythm that can lead to heart failure. It is estimated that 25 percent of people who are over the age of 40 will develop this condition. The Kardiaband monitors a person’s heart rate in order to determine what is normal for that person.
It will take measurements every five seconds. If an abnormal rhythm is detected, then the user will be notified. The data can then be stored and shared with a healthcare provider. The FDA approval of the Kardiaband is a major achievement for Apple. This can help generate a lot of profit for the Apple corporation.
Apple has also participated in several heart studies. The company is getting ready to participate in the Apple Heart Study along with Stanford Medicine. Apple Watch users will collect heart data by using the device’s sensor. Apple was inspired to conduct heart studies after they found out that the devices could help save lives.
Lloyd Minor is the Dean of Stanford University. He stated that his team looks forward to working with Apple. He believes that the results of this study will help change the health care system.
Not only can the Kardiaband detect an abnormal heart rate, but it can also detect if you are having a stroke. Atrial fibrillation can increase your risk of having a stroke.