New study shows how Apple Watch can be used to detect sleep apnea & hypertension

The University of California San Francisco and Health startup Cardiogram have partnered together on another study aiming to provide details on just how well the Apple Watch is able to detect common health problems. This time around, the study focusses on sleep apnea and hypertension…

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The study, shared today at the American Heart Association meeting in Anaheim, reveals that the Apple Watch is capable of detecting sleep apnea with 90 percent accuracy and hypertension with 82 percent accuracy.

The study was conducted through the Cardiogram app with over 6,00 participants invited to use the Apple Watch over a period time. Cardiogram was able to detect sleep apnea in 1,016 of the participants and hypertension in 2,230 of the testers, according to TechCrunch.


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