The Apple Watch is proving itself to be a pretty useful health monitoring tool, where thanks to its built-in heart rate sensor and ECG monitor, users will be able to keep an eye on their heart health, and also be notified if there is something wrong. Now it looks like Apple wants to explore the possibility of the Apple Watch being used for strokes.

The company has announced that they will be teaming up with Johnson & Johnson for a new study in which they want to see if the Apple Watch can be used to potentially reduce the risk of a stroke. This is done by the early detection of irregular heartbeat, and Apple wants to see if the Apple Watch is capable of doing that.

This study will be available through the new Heartline app for the iPhone and will be open to those aged 65 or older and live in the United States. According to Apple’s Head of Health Strategic Initiatives Myoung Cha, “Apple technology is making a meaningful impact on scientific research through the powerful capabilities of iPhone and Apple Watch, all with privacy at the center of the participant experience.”

Cha adds, “The Heartline Study will help further understanding of how our technology could both contribute to science and help improve health outcomes, including reducing the risk of stroke.”

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