- There is no official release date yet, but it is expected that the new version of the Apple Watch can identify the fever in users.
- The increase in temperature is one of the first signs of Covid-19.
- There are more and more health-related functions that Apple’s flagship device has.
Mobile devices are at their peak of popularity and newer versions are being introduced all the time. In this sense, for this 2022 the launch of the Apple Watch 8 and one of the novelties that it could have would be the detection of fever. With this, your relationship with the field of health will be even greater.
In this case all part of a post by leaker Mark Gurman for Bloomberg. In the past, he’s released scoops on the features of one of Apple’s stellar teams, and now he’s done it again.
How will the detector of the new Apple Watch 8 work?
Based on its publication, the greatest innovation of the Apple Watch 8 will be a fever detector. In fact, it is a function that the previous version was expected to have, although in the end it did not materialize.
To delve into this feature, it will allow the temperature of each user to be measured and if it is observed that it is above the normal range, it will be classified as an indication of fever. If that happens, the team will offer two alternatives. The first is a notification to see a doctor immediately. While the second is the recommendation to use a professional thermometer to verify its status.
The most important thing is that fever is one of the first symptoms of Covid-19 so the Apple Watch 8 could be of great help in current times.
In this way, the team has seen an important evolution since its launch in 2014. At first it was just a digital watch with some features of a smartphone. Now its list of functions is increasingly extensive and especially in recent years it has been concerned to incorporate several related to health.
For this reason, the most recent versions are already considered medical devices and therefore should be endorsed by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Among the most recent functions that the Apple Watch Series 7 already offers, the call SOS emergency. It is designed for extreme cases and when activated, an automatic call is made with an Apple operator. It is available 24 hours a day and with the help of the device’s GPS, it can identify its precise location and send help instantly.
Other health-related functions that the team has are Movement Disorder APIwhich is specially designed for Parkinson’s patients because it allows monitoring the two main symptoms of people affected by this neurodegenerative condition: tremor in the hands and dyskinesia, information that can be collected through graphs to determine the progress or deterioration of the patient and thus help the doctor in charge.
While during the pandemic, a study showed that it would also be useful for predicting Covid-19. The work was carried out by the Mount Sinai Health System in New York and indicates that the watch can warn of a suspected infection up to a week before the diagnosis with a nasal swab. Based on the work, heart rate variability would be the key to achieving it.
In addition to the above, the Apple Watch also allows detecting poor sleep, one of the most frequent disorders among the population and that reduces the quality of life of patients. While one of the most recent is the possibility of perform electrocardiograms.