The Apple Watch can detect diabetes in those previously diagnosed with the disease with an 85 percent accuracy, according to Cardiogram founder Brandon Ballinger’s latest clinical study.
The study is part of DeepHeart, a neural network that monitors over 200 million measurements. It used data from 14,000 Apple Watch users and was able to detect that 462 of them had diabetes by using the Watch’s heart rate sensor.
When paired with Cardiogram’s AI-based algorithm, Ballinger and his colleagues were able to use Apple’s Watch to detect an abnormal heart rhythm with up to a 97 percent accuracy, sleep apnea with a 90 percent accuracy and hypertension with an 82 percent accuracy.
Apple’s Watch is not just an accessory, but a device that helps keep a healthier life. It is capable of various tasks, ideal for all those who want to exercise, and in the future with the help of the new algorithm, it will also be a device that will allow everyone to take care of their health.