What you need to know
- Apple announced three new health studies at its September event.
- Each new study focuses on studying the relationship between blood oxygen levels with other conditions.
- The new studies will require an Apple Watch Series 6.
In its press release on the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple also mentioned three new Apple health studies that the company will be launching alongside its new Watch. The company announced that each new study is made possible by the new blood oxygen level monitoring featured in the Apple Watch Series 6.
The first study, put on between Apple and the University of California, Irvine, and Anthem, will focus on the influence of blood oxygen levels and their relationship to asthma.
This year, Apple will collaborate with the University of California, Irvine, and Anthem to examine how longitudinal measurements of blood oxygen and other physiological signals can help manage and control asthma.
The second study with the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the University Health Network will seek to understand the relationship between blood oxygen levels and heart failure.
Separately, Apple will work closely with investigators at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the University Health Network, one of the largest health research organizations in North America, to better understand how blood oxygen measurements and other Apple Watch metrics can help with management of heart failure.
The final study with the Seattle Flu Study at the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine and faculty from the University of Washington School of Medicine will attempt to find a connection between Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen information captured by Apple Watch could detect respiratory conditions.
Finally, investigators with the Seattle Flu Study at the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine and faculty from the University of Washington School of Medicine will seek to learn how signals from apps on Apple Watch, such as Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen, could serve as early signs of respiratory conditions like influenza and COVID-19.
All three studies will require users to own an Apple Watch Series 6 with its new blood oxygen monitoring.
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