400 thousand users of the Apple Watch took part in a study at Stanford University
On the website of Stanford University there is more detailed information about the program Apple Heart Study, which has already ended. Experts told the participants about the program and about how you will use the received data.
According to the University, the study involved 400 thousand people. This is the largest study ever conducted on the fibrillation.
To participate in the program was from late 2017 to August 2018. Despite the fact that the registration of the participants discontinued, Stanford will continue to collect data until the beginning of 2019.
The main aim of the research is to study atrial fibrillation in order to identify the risk of stroke and heart failure in the absence of obvious symptoms. For the study of diseases used heart rate sensor in Apple Watch first models and newer.