We know that health is seen as a big part of the Apple Watch and Apple have been working with a number of companies to bring health monitoring devices to their smartwatch. The first device has been approved by the FDA, the KardiaBand.
The KardiaBand is the first device to receive FDA clearance with the Apple Watch, the device lets users capture their EKG anytime using the Apple Watch.
KardiaBand paired with SmartRhythm technology will be life-changing for people who are serious about heart health,” said Vic Gundotra, CEO, AliveCor. “These capabilities will allow people to easily and discreetly check their heart rhythms when they may be abnormal, capturing essential information to help doctors identify the issue and inform a clear path of care to help manage AFib, a leading cause of stroke, and other serious conditions.”
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), is the most common heart arrhythmia, and a leading cause of stroke. AFib affects more than 30 million people worldwide, and one in four people over the age of 40 are at risk for developing it. Millions of people around the world are unknowingly living with AFib. Yet, two out of three strokes are preventable when AFib is detected and treated appropriately.
This could be a very useful device for monitoring peoples health using the Apple Watch, you can find out more information about it at the link below.