Apple Watch uses Cardiogram to screen for heart rhythm abnormalities - (CNBC via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Cardiogram co-founder Brandon Ballinger said the company's mobile health app has proven to be extremely popular among the people who download it, CNBC reported on Thursday.
  • While 250 000 people have downloaded the app, which uses the Apple Watch's built-in heart sensor to provide advice about heart health, more than 100 000 people use it every day.

  • Meanwhile, Cardiogram presented study data at Heart Rhythm Society showing how the Apple Watch can be used to detect abnormal heart rhythms.

  • Cardiogram developed a neural network that it trained on millions of its users' heart rate measurements to identify atrial fibrillation.

  • The study found that the app is accurate 97 percent of the time using the smartwatch's heart rate sensor, compared to screening tests performed at the hospital.

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