Apple Watch: Fall Detection and ECG
Apple Watch Series 5 watch has a new feature built-in. Its fall detection and an ECG, while it is only an ECG that is similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram. A single-lead electrocardiogram is generally used for checking for basic heart monitoring, checking for various arrhythmia, or simple educational or research purposes. Apple included these features to give its consumers more control of basic monitoring functions of their heart rate and to monitor for arrhythmias.
There are benefits to being able to check and monitor your heart closer. This could even include arrhythmia detection that could be related to other heart diseases or cardiac issues.
The ECG uses a digital crown and the back crystal combined with the ECG app to read out your heart measurements. You use your finger for the test. The ECG app works in only 30 seconds, all you need to do is touch your finger to the digital crown and wait. The ECG app can indicate if your heart is in atrial fibrillation, a serious form of irregular heart rhythm. The ECG app will also indicate if your heart is in sinus rhythm, which means your heart is beating in a normal pattern,
Other Health Features
The watch also includes a fall detection system that can detect if you’ve had a hard fall. Additionally, when apple detects a hard fall you can call emergency services directly from your watch. That means a direct line to 911.
“Apple Watch Series 5 can detect that you’ve fallen. When an incident like this occurs, a hard fall alert is delivered, and you can easily initiate a call to emergency services or dismiss the alert. If you’re unresponsive after 60 seconds, the emergency call will be placed automatically. Your emergency contacts will then be notified and sent your location.” says Apple.
The apple watch can be an excellent option for someone that is more health-conscious, or even those who might not be. The apple watch has proven time and time again to save lives. With these built-in features, it’s quickly proving to be one of the most advanced watches on the market.
- ECG that is similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram
- Fall Detection with emergencies dispatch capabilities
- international calling for emergency services
- Health apps designed to work with the apple watch hardware