• Perla Tiburcio

Apple creates new app to detect irregular heart rates

On Nov. 30, 2017, Apple began a medial study in which Apple users were able to participate and be informed of irregular heart rates detected using the company's technology. Apple is conducting the study with Stanford University School of Medicine to help advance discoveries in heart science.

Along with working with Stanford, Apple is sending its results to the Food and Drug Administration. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 130,000 people have die every year from strokes and other related heart conditions.

You can participate in Apple's study by downloading the Apple Heart Study app. In order to participate you must be over the age of 22. The Apple Watch, along with your smartphone, are able to notify you of an irregular heart rate. and can later set up an online appointment with a doctor for a free consultation.

Apple's staff of medical professionals is also working to create other health products, such as a monitoring device that will be used for diabetes and glucose testing that won’t involve piercing the skin.