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How might the next generation of Apple watch help save patients with the new coronavirus?

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/4/14 12:08:29     readed:661

According to foreign media BGR, the new crown epidemic appears to have reached or near its peak in many countries. After that, life will return to a certain degree of normality, although we have to improve our defense ability at least before the vaccine is popularized. Measures to keep social distance may be alleviated, but we still need to keep the habit of washing hands frequently, wearing masks and avoiding crowds. The new coronavirus has not been eradicated, and an outbreak is still possible. Some people expect a second outbreak of the new coronavirus in autumn, but when the next big covid-19 outbreak occurs, or any new diseases caused by close relatives of these coronaviruses appear, we may have a new "weapon" in our hands: Apple watch series 6.

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The most common symptoms of covid-19 include fever, fatigue, cough, and shortness of breath. At present, patients with mild to moderate symptoms should be treated at home, because the severe cases in the hospital are too busy to be treated immediately. Some patients may not have any symptoms, but some patients may face a tough battle. A few weeks ago, Jessica Lustig, deputy editor of the New York Times, recounted her husband's stressful and tiring experiences at home:

There are so many things going back and forth to make sure t has a little dinner -- just a small bowl of soup, just an appetizer, really, he can't smell it, he will feel nausea when he swallows it -- take his temperature. At the doctor's suggestion, use the fingertip pulse oximeter bought by a friend from the drugstore to monitor his blood oxygen saturation, drink tea for him, dispense medicine for him, wash his hands over and over again, send a text message to the doctor that t's getting worse again, stand beside him when he coughs, and knead his knee across the quilt.

When it comes to saving the lives of patients with new crowns, the parameter of blood oxygen saturation may be more important than the temperature reading. This is because severe patients with covid-19 are struggling to get oxygen.

The apple watch series 6 will be equipped with a sensor that measures blood oxygen levels, according to a leak in early March. In other words, the world's most popular wearable devices may have many life-saving functions that can be used by patients with coronavirus. Covid-19 is not the only disease that affects blood oxygen levels, and apple watch may catch other diseases that affect breathing. But in the near future, the next generation of Apple watch will be able to detect and alert changes in blood oxygen saturation as it changes. Devices like apple watch series 6 may mean the lives and deaths of some patients in the event of an outbreak in the hospital in the future.

The report details the experience of a 54 year old patient who was sent home to wear the device on March 27. On April 1, the doctor called him and asked him to come to the emergency room immediately. The sensor sent data including a low blood oxygen reading, which may have saved his life. The patient stayed in the hospital for seven days and received oxygen treatment.

This little device helped save his life. This is what the apple watch series 6 series is expected to do. Apple watch has been able to monitor pulse readings and perform rapid electrocardiograms. Novel coronavirus Apple Watch may be priceless during the pandemic of new coronavirus. The next generation of Apple watch will be more expensive than Masimo safe.

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