(Reuters) – The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc (AAPL.O), demonstrating a potential future role for wearable consumer technology in healthcare.
Researchers hope the technology can assist in early detection of atrial fibrillation, the most common form of irregular heart beat. Patients with untreated AF are five times more likely to have a stroke.
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Another tech company just got some bad news from the European Union. Yesterday, the EU’s executive branch ordered Apple to pay 13 billion euros—about $14.5 billion—plus interest in back taxes. According to the EU, Ireland gave Apple preferential tax treatment, allowing the American company to avoid taxes other businesses would have to pay. The decision could be a bad sign for Amazon, which could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of euros in back taxes in Luxembourg. Click here for more…
Author: Klint Finley