Apple and Stanford Medicine have been conducting a heart study using the Apple Watch, over 400,000 people participated in the study.
The study took place in the US in all fifty states over a period of eight months, the study was created to evaluate irregular heart rhythms and more.
“We are proud to work with Stanford Medicine as they conduct this important research and look forward to learning more about the impact of Apple Watch alongside the medical community,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s COO. “We hope consumers will continue to gain useful and actionable information about their heart health through Apple Watch.”
Stanford Medicine researchers presented their findings today at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session and Expo. Study results showed 0.5 percent of the over 400,000 participants received an irregular heart rhythm notification, illustrating the feature’s ability to give a user important health information without creating unnecessary burden to their doctor’s schedule. Many participants sought medical advice following their irregular rhythm notification, using the information to have more meaningful conversations with their doctors.
You can find out more details about the heart study that was conducted using the Apple Watch over at Apple at the link below.