In addition to sports use, Apple Watches have been targeting health functions in recent years, as confirmed by the arrival of the ECG years ago, which will be greatly improved this year by other functions such as measuring blood oxygen saturation. It looks like the Apple Watch will soon have other useful medical features that can help a lot of people.
Apple Watch manages to measure ECG or oxygen saturation in the blood. Now they could learn to detect Parkinson’s disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the system startup Rune Labs, which can use the watch to detect Parkins’ disease. It is one of the most common degenerative diseases of the nervous system, affecting primarily older people over 50 years of age. This is a big deal, as only ultrasound and other specialized devices were used to detect the disease.
RuneLabs and their system called The StrivePD can analyze motor data obtained from long-term measurements with the Apple Watch. These are commonly stored on the iPhone. It uses the Apple API created to detect movement disorders. It is the movement disorder that is one of the primary symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
RuneLabs announced the development of an analytical tool for processing similar data last year and managed to raise $ 23 million for it. Thanks to this, however, it was possible to use this system on a mass-market product such as the Apple Watch, which can help identify the disease in many more people in time. The company does not state when the function will be able to be used in hours.
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