Wearable technologies such as smart watches and wristbands can make our lives easier in many areas. These products, thanks to the technologies they have, can convey us a lot of information about our health. Apple wants to take this a little further with the Watch 6.
Working in partnership with Washington University, Apple is working on a feature where its smart watches can detect Covid-19 symptoms.
Apple has set up a team to carry out the work and plans to use the oxygen and heart rate sensor on the watch for the project. The company will automatically monitor the data received from these sensors, looking for early signs of Covid-19 or various respiratory diseases. If the system decides to have an early symptom, Apple Watch 6 will notify its user. The company wants this feature to detect problems such as heart failure and asthma early in the future.
Apple Watch 6, “Will it detect that you are Covid?” The answer to the question is simply no. The smartwatch will not give results regarding the disease as offered by the test kits available today. However, the watch, which will recognize and detect some symptoms, will alert you to go to the hospital. Thus, the user, who will have the chance to detect his disease early, will start his treatment earlier.
Smart watches have saved the lives of users in some health conditions in the past. For example, the falling mode on the watch can detect that the wearer has fallen. The clock, which displays a notification on the screen, activates the healthcare teams if the notification is not clicked within a certain period of time. These products, which also have features such as ECG and heart rate tracking, can see early that there is a problem in the heart rhythm. Thus, the user who receives early warning has the chance to take precautions.