Apple announced a co-development with American Well and Stanford University. It’s an Apple Watch modification, which can monitor heart rhythms and pulse, as well as predict heart disease.
At the moment, gadget is being tested, reports CNBC, with reference to sources that wished to remain anonymous. According to the publication, thanks to an extended function set, the watch is essentially a mini version of the daily Holter, it monitors the heart condition in real time.
There’s no official data from Apple yet, but the head of the company Tim Cook said earlier in an interview that the company is really interested in medical technologies. In fact, one of the Apple Watch’s original functions was vital signs monitoring. "Very few people wear medical sensors all the time. We see great potential in this area," he said.
It also became known that Sumbul Desai, a former Stanford associate specializing in digital medicine, joined the Apple Watch team.
The new model clinical trials are to be completed by the end of this year.