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The study showed that the Apple Watch is able to detect abnormal heartbeats with a precision of 97%

According to a study at the University of California in San Francisco, the smart watch Apple Watch with an accuracy of 97% is capable of detecting abnormal heart rhythm. The researchers conducted the measurements in the app to measure heart rate Cardiogram to determine whether a wearable Apple computer to recognize the threat of heart disease.

In experiment took part 6158 people, most of whom had normal EKG readings, but 200 of them were diagnosed with “Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation” (or abnormal heartbeat). Engineers trained neural network identification of non-standard heart rhythm. Information received from the heartbeat sensor on the Apple Watch.

After comparing the indicators with medical devices a team of researchers declared that on the basis of data from the smart watch, the neural network is able to recognize abnormal heart rhythm with an accuracy of 97%. Thus, the Apple Watch can detect and prevent a stroke.

Atrial fibrillation, a type of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia, is the cause of one of the four stroke. According to co-founder Cardiogram Brandon Ballinger, two-thirds of strokes can be prevented with cheap drugs. The team plans to continue research eHealth and Refine your neural network.

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