The Apple Heart Study, conducted by Stanford University researchers and sponsored by Apple, evaluated the ability of the Apple Watch to detect atrial fibrillation, a common heart disorder also known as A-fib, in an astonishing 400,000 participants.
The study was not a randomized controlled trial, the gold standard of medical research.
It’s a purely observational study designed to see whether the Apple Watch’s heart pulse monitor can identify people who have a-fib.
A leading cardiologist told me “the study is really moot and doesn’t change my views on the Apple watch for patients”
For medical-grade devices, the results are similar, with 70% of doctors saying they have not recommended medical-grade web-connected devices to their patients. (Source: Kantar).
Millennials, who usually have a high adoption rate of digital health, is failing as they are the most obese generation.
Most Americans are concerned about their weight and understand the connection between weight and cardiovascular health, but a substantial proportion of them are not doing much to lose excess weight, according to a Cleveland Clinic survey.