The latest Apple Watch Health Study has been announced by the University Health Network (UHN) in Canada. The aim of the study is to investigate how Apple’s wearable device “can generate better clinical outcomes for patients with heart failure.”
Reported by Newswise, the UHN Apple Watch Heart Study will be led by renowned Canadian cardiologist Dr. Heather Ross of the Ted Rogers Center for Heart Research at the Peter Munk Heart Center.
New Apple Watch study focuses on heart failure
The duration of the study will be three months and will be carried out in collaboration with Apple to see “if remote monitoring with Apple Watch can help with the early identification of worsening heart failure.”
In particular, the new sensor and blood oxygen app are part of this study, which means that participants will be wearing the Apple Watch Series 6.
In this study, data collected with an Apple Watch will be compared with data routinely collected from rigorous physical tests that patients typically undergo, to see if the health sensors and functions of the Apple Watch, including the Blood app Oxygen and mobility metrics can provide an early warning. For the worsening of heart failure.
Apple works hand in hand with experts from the health sector
Dr. Ross shared his optimism about the role the Apple Watch could play in providing accurate data to deliver early warning signs of heart failure:
“We believe that biometric data derived from the Apple Watch can provide comparable, accurate, and accurate fitness measurements, prognostic markers and early warning signs, compared to traditional diagnostics,” says Division Chief Dr. Heather Ross of Cardiology, in Peter Munk of UHN. Cardiac Center, Scientific Lead, Ted Rogers Center for Heart Research and principal investigator of this study.
Combining this new technology with biomedical science expertise and leveraging the existing Peter Munk Digital Cardiovascular Health Platform for 8,000 heart failure patients already followed by UHN, should provide patients and clinicians with an exciting new opportunity to get more accurate evaluations focused on the heart.
Apple’s Dr. Sumbul Desai shared his excitement about partnering with UHN for this new study of the heart of Apple Watch:
“Bringing up heart health knowledge has played a key role in the evolution of the Apple Watch, and the responses we hear from users about the impact it has had on their lives continually shock us,” says Dr. Sumbul Desai, Vice President of Apple Health. “We are delighted to be collaborating with UHN and Dr. Heather Ross to better understand how the powerful sensors in Apple Watch can help patients better monitor heart failure from the comfort of their home.”