Technology Sleep Apnea detection for Galaxy Watch, approved by FDA


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Jan 8, 2011
Samsung just got approval from the FDA to use Galaxy Watch to detect if the wearer is dealing with sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a medical condition where people can briefly stop breathing properly while they are sleeping. The condition can take multipole forms including “Central Sleep Apnea” where the brain doesn’t properly send signals for controlling breathing while someone is asleep, where “Obstructive Sleep Apnea” sees the muscles relax and actually block the flow of air into your lungs.
The feature will be available to users over the age of 22 who have not been diagnosed with the condition already. The idea, it seems, is to help people who may not be aware they have sleep apnea seek medical help or explain symptoms such as “decreased sleep quality and increased daytime fatigue.”
via Samsung's Galaxy Watch will be able to detect sleep apnea later this year

The feature will be available on the Galaxy Watch series in the U.S. via the Samsung Health Monitor app in the third quarter.

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