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Apple and Stanford Medicine Launch Joint Apple Heart Study App

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AppleInsider reports that Apple and Stanford Health have teamed up to launch the Apple Heart Study app, which is a ground-breaking research study that lets anyone with an Apple Watch collect data about irregular heart rhythms so that they can then be alerted if they suffer from atrial fibrillation.

“Every week we receive incredible customer letters about how Apple Watch has affected their lives, including learning that they have AFib,” said Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams. “These stories inspire us and we’re determined to do more to help people understand their health. Working alongside the medical community, not only can we inform people of certain health conditions, we also hope to advance discoveries in heart science.”

If a study participant is identified as having an irregular heart rhythm, they will be notified via their Apple Watch and also their iPhone. They will then be offered a free consultation with one of the study’s doctors, as well as an electrocardiogram accessory to monitor their condition.

“Through the Apple Heart Study, Stanford Medicine faculty will explore how technology like Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor can help usher in a new era of proactive health care central to our Precision Health approach,” said Lloyd Minor, dean of Stanford University School of Medicine. “We’re so excited to work with Apple on this breakthrough heart study.”

The Apple Heart Study app will be coming very soon to the App Store for customers who are at least 22 years of age, and who have an Apple Watch Series 1 or later.

Source: Apple and Stanford Medicine fire up Heart Study to spot irregular beat, atrial fibrillation
 
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