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FDA clears first medical appendage for the Apple Watch—an EKG sensor

Plenty of studies exaggerate about the medical possibilities of the Apple Watch, but Apple’s wearable is a consumer device, not a medical one. However, the FDA just announced the clearing of the first medical Apple Watch accessory, AliveCor’s KardiaBand, which uses the wearable’s heart rate record and an trustworthy sensor to yield EKG readings on the fly. An Apple Watch interconnected with a KardiaBand could yield users with an EKG reading in 30 seconds, detecting aberrant heart stroke and atrial fibrillation and promulgation that information to a alloy for serve analysis.

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