Scientists want to use smartwatches to detect and prevent strokes

Smartwatches become ever, well, smarter. A new study will see whether smartwatches can help prevent strokes through detecting irregular heartbeats using the heart rate sensors in the Apple Watch and Android Wear. The researchers will use an algorithm that can detect the difference between a normal heartbeat and a heartbeat of a person with atrial fibrillation. The study just needs the pulse rate that the smartwatch is constantly tracking anyway.

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Scientists want to use smartwatches to detect and prevent strokes

Smartwatches become ever, well, smarter. A new study will see whether smartwatches can help prevent strokes through detecting irregular heartbeats using the heart rate sensors in the Apple Watch and Android Wear. The researchers will use an algorithm that can detect the difference between a normal heartbeat and a heartbeat of a person with atrial fibrillation. The study just needs the pulse rate that the smartwatch is constantly tracking anyway.

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