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It may be a daring of me to have put this title in this post. However, I do not think that I am far from the sentiment that exists among the medical community and users about this device. The Apple Watch was born as an auxiliary assistive device. But now he is totally independent, he has a life of his own with his own circumstances and more if possible since we have the GPS + Cellular model. A new study tells us to think about the possibilities of the clock and how it can be turned into a medically essential device.

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The Apple Watch born six years ago has evolved in a dizzying way. We have gone from a device totally dependent on the iPhone to being one of the devices with the most projection of the company’s ecosystem. It was born with the idea of ​​helping the user not to use and be so aware of the mobile that it is one of the most important medical devices today. In the not too distant future to be almost essential for certain people.

We have gone from helping people in the event of a fall to being able to detect heart problems, saving numerous lives. In a recent study there was even talk of the possibility of be able to prevent and detect promptly symptoms of COVID-19. The coronavirus has put humanity in check and although it is a virus that does not have a high mortality rate, it is being devastating for humanity.

A new study says that the Apple Watch can predict symptoms of COVID a week before a PCR

Apple Watch series 6 will measure oxygen in blood

That a device is able to predict probable symptoms of a disease before they occur is a major advance. But making it an “affordable” watch and within everyone’s reach is a giant step forward. You can change the landscape of these types of gadgets. The Apple Watch may be the first of many to come later and that massive use of this type of device is a very good thing.

A new study by researchers from Mount Sinai in the US have found that an Apple Watch can effectively predict a positive COVID-19 diagnosis up to one week prior to current PCR-based nasal swab tests. This research has been published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research and has been peer-reviewed. The “Warrior Watch Study” involved several hundred Mount Sinai health workers. They used the Apple Watch and an iPhone with an application that was dedicated to monitoring and collecting personal health data.

The main point of interest for the researchers was the heart rate variability (HRV), a key indicator of stress in the nervous system. This data set was combined with reported symptoms associated with the disease, such as fever, aches, dry cough, and loss of taste and smell. The Warrior Watch studio Not only was it able to predict infections up to a week before the tests provided confirmed diagnoses, it also revealed that the participants’ HRV patterns normalized fairly quickly after their diagnosis, returning to normal about a week or two after your positive tests.
Warrior Watch Study

The researchers hope that the results can help anticipate results and remotely isolate people who are at risk. That without having to perform a physical exam or administer a swab test. Preventing the potential spread before someone is highly contagious. The study will be expanded in the future to see what other wearable devices can work on the same scales and circumstances for COVID-19 or other diseases.

Right now, Apple is working with researchers from Seattle Flu Study and the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine. The purpose is to explore how changes in blood oxygen and heart rate can be early signs of the onset of influenza and COVID 19. Previous independent Apple Watch studies have shown that smartwatch heart sensors can detect early signs of diabetes and provide early warning signs of atrial fibrillation.

I said: The Apple Watch could end up being one of the most important medical devices ever made