Apple collaborated with Stanford University in order to carry out a Heart Survey in 2017. It recently updated on its website that the study’s initial phase was complete. They do not want more participants for the study.
The study will run throughout the remaining part of this year, and will most likely conclude by late January. The purpose of this study was to identify irregular heath rhythms through the new Apple Watch. Apple and Stanford’s medicine wing will study irregularities like arterial fibrillation over the period of next 6 months.
What is the study about
The Apple Heart Study app uses data from Apple Watch to identify irregular heart rhythms, including those from potentially serious heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. Apple is conducting this research study in collaboration with Stanford Medicine to improve the technology used to detect and analyze irregular heart rhythms, like atrial fibrillation – a leading cause of stroke.
The main qualifications that were required to be apt of the study were
- Participant must be 22 years or older
- Uses an Apple Watch ( 1 or later
- Uses an iPhone 5s ( or later)
Recent advancements in the survey
Apple claims that the participation of the candidates is now coming to an end. The program’s application now has a “Complete survey” button, which indicates the end of the study for the participants.
Stanford’s website displayed this message-
Congratulations and thank you for participating in the Apple Heart Study. You are very close to the completion of your study participation. We would like to collect your responses to help measure important outcomes in the study. Please complete this survey in one sitting (approximately 5-7 minutes of your time).
However, there is a catch. Only the initial and the oldest participants will have the “complete survey” button. The latest people to sign up will participate until January 31st, 2019.