The apple watch and its sensor heart rate could be used to help people manage stress, according to a study conducted by the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Experts say that it is possible that the feature, which is not present in the devices of Manzana Currently, it can be integrated as part of the services of the Smart watch due to the accuracy of the heart rate sensor.
According to the “My Healthy Apple” website, the tests that were carried out with the sensor in 600 participants, resulted in an accuracy of 99.6% by identifying an unusual heart rhythm in users.
Studies with older versions of the Apple Watch
The people who participated had a iPhone 7 with software iOS 15.0 and a apple watch Series 6 with the operating system Watch OS 8.3 over a period of two weeks.
The study required a total of six measurements of heart rate per day and the researchers concluded that “the models with stress had a high level of precision, while the unstressed models performed better than 60% in detecting these cases.
On the other hand, the data related to the quality of the sleep and the physical activity of people can be used as supplementary variables that could increase the prediction.
The researchers noted that a device like this that has the ability to provide information in real time on the control of stressful situations, could help people to have a much faster response to their problems or difficulties of mental health.
In addition to stating that, if this information is used on a large scale, it could generate changes in terms of the development of strategies and public policies aimed at mental health.
Yes ok Manzana has not yet officially launched a stress management-related app or feature on its devicesthe study could generate the company’s interest in providing this service to users, as do other brands of smartwatches such as Fitbitwho present a stress score, or the case of garminwhich also detects situations or periods of stress.
In the meantime, a way to tell if a frame like that has been generated without having a app installed in the apple watchcan be found inside the app Health in it iphonein the section corresponding to heart and to the variation of heart rate.
If the recorded measurement indicates an upward trend, it means that a chart could have been generated. stress light, while a downward trend indicates a greater amount of stress.