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Apple Watch more effective at detecting heart condition than KardiaBand accessory, study finds

March 21, 2018


Apple Watch, and other consumer wearables including Android Wear devices, were used in a study that applies a neural network called DeepHeart to recorded heart rate data in a bid to detect atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia that can lead to stroke in some patients.

As AppleInsider detailed last May, the DeepHeart study is a joint effort between the University of California, San Francisco’s Health eHearth Study and digital health startup Cardiogram, the latter of which markets an eponymous Apple Watch app.

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