Apple Watch as a lifesaver: That's the way the smartwatch can help

There are increasing reports that the smartwatch has saved users from dying!

Apple Watch as a lifesaver: The smartwatch may help. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer
Apple Watch as a lifesaver: The smartwatch may help. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

[contains unpaid advertising] Can smartwatches save lives? Again and again, there are new reports, after the Apple Watch has become a life saver by the high-tech fitness tracker detected irregularities in the vital signs and diseases were discovered in time. Apple Watch users were thus saved from serious health problems and even death. Which system is behind it and how exactly can this work?

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For many tech fans and users of electronic products, smartwatches were initially just an additional, relatively useless gadget and gimmick. It had Apple CEO Tim Cook already at the presentation of the first Apple Watch model in 2015 said that users will soon be unable to imagine without theirs Apple Watch to live. This prediction seems to be true a few years later. Apparently the Apple Watch can save lives, because you notice irregularities in the measurement of vital signs. Recently, a new case has become known in which the Apple Watch has become a lifesaver. The smartwatch had saved a man from Hong Kong from dying - and he promptly wrote a thank-you note to Apple Boss Cook.


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Smartwatch saves lives of man in China

The 76-year-old Gaston D'Aquino was startled by an alarm from his Apple Watchas reported by the South China Morning Post. Of the older man felt excellent and fit. Still, his Apple Watch hit the 01. April 2018 alarm. Fortunately, the Hong Kong man decided to go to a hospital. "I had read about these cases. So I knew it was something serious. I thought it was very important to go to the hospital. It was a strong signal, not ambiguous. She indicated that I had an increased heart rate, "D'Aquino told SCMP. He therefore interrupted the Easter brunch with his family to check in at the hospital.

At the hospital, D'Aquino told the doctors he was feeling great, but had sounded his Apple Watch. The vital elderly man was then vigorously checked in the hospital and connected to an electrocardiograph, which records the electrical activity of the heart. The doctors were able to tell immediately that something was wrong with Gaston D'Aquino's heart. He was therefore referred immediately to cardiologists. "I told them about the Apple Watch that gave me this ad, And they told me the clock was pretty accurate, "says D'Aquino. After a series of tests over the next three days, he was told that of the three major coronary arteries, two were completely blocked and one was blocked to 90 percent. Although the pensioner in the best of health had been a deadly time bomb ticked in his chest.

Typical cardiogram of an Apple Watch: You can recognize periods of rest and activity phases (here including moderate jogging). Screenshot: Apple Health App
Typical cardiogram of an Apple Watch: You can recognize periods of rest and activity phases (here including moderate jogging). Screenshot: Apple Health App

Not only for heart problems: So the Apple Watch was a lifesaver

Not only for heart problems like those of Gaston D'Aquino, the Apple Watch can be a lifesaver. At least three other cases are known in which the Apple Watch sounded the alarm because the rest pulse was too high or too irregular. Even with a man from New York (32), the smartwatch could sound the alarm in time and probably prevent death. The Apple Watch user William Monzidelis was dizzy at work. He therefore went to the bathroom and has started to bleed there, according to information from Giga.de. moreover struck his Apple Watch alert and instructed the man to go to a doctor as soon as possible. His mother, who also worked in the family, seemed to Monzidelis chalky and both decided that a doctor's visit was reasonable. When Monzidelis arrived at the hospital with his mother, he had already lost 80 percent of his blood. The doctors at the hospital diagnosed a stomach puncture and immediately began rescue operations for the young man. According to the attending physicians, the Apple Watch was instrumental in helping Monzidelis drive to the doctor on time.

Which function makes the Apple Watch a lifesaver?

Since the introduction of the first Apple Watch 2015, the tech company has further optimized the health features of the smartwatch, especially with software improvements. The mechanism behind the early warning system, which makes the Apple Watch a lifesaver, is as simple as it is ingenious: the Apple Watch measures the pulse of the wearer in the background. It is usually measured every few minutes. The smartwatch always balances the pulse with the movement data and thus determines the resting pulse and activity pulse. For example, you get A warning message from the Apple Watch when the motion pulse rises above 170, However, if you do not move - or a little - and the resting heart rate increases uncommonly, the smartwatch will also sound the alarm to alert the wearer to the unusual readings.

Currently, the tech company is working with the renowned Stanford University to further perfect this system and make it even more precise. For example, the university is conducting a study entitled "The Health eHeart Study" with Apple Watch users to detect ventricular fibrillation and cardiac arrhythmia. The registration for this is possible, for example, with the useful iOS app Cardiogram.

Other health features with the Apple Watch 4 and watchOS 5?

The recent cases in which the Apple Watch has become a lifesaver, probably just the beginning have been. With the upcoming new Apple Watch model and the next generation of the operating system watchOS - watchOS 5 - the watch's ability to detect health problems should improve dramatically. We have already reported that The Apple Watch 4 attaches particular importance to new health featureslike an improved heart rate measurement sets. The function on the smartwatch could literally be expanded to an ECG. Also, future Apple Watch models could allow blood pressure to be measured and even insulin levels detected in diabetics. The Apple Watch 4 may as well the new iPhone X models and new iPad Pros still 2018 appear. We can not wait to see what new features will be presented here in 2018 - and which new success stories of an Apple Watch as a lifesaver could lead them!


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About Sascha Tobias Tegtmeyer 95 Article
As a journalist, passionate diver and ambitious stand up paddler, I've become more and more specialized in water sports topics. For several years as an online editor, content and SEO manager for the year Top Special Verlag in Hamburg, I edited the leading diving portal TAUCHEN.de editorially and am at home in the water sports industry. My passion is the sea and all the activities that can be practiced on, in, on and under water. To give this child a name, I created www.just-wanderlust.com - for all people who love the sea - love to travel and water sports like diving, surfing, stand up paddling.