Researchers of Stanford University School of Medicine in the US have shown that the wearable technology Apple Watch can identify atrial fibrillation.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition of irregular heart rate. Given its elusive and sporadic symptoms, often the condition goes undetected. However, it is considered to be a leading cause of stroke and hospitalisation in the US.
Over 400,000 participants were enrolled in an eight-month-long Apple Heart Study launched through sponsorship by Apple in November 2017.