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Health & FitStudy shows Apple devices in combo with apps could identify dementia

17:56  08 august  2019
17:56  08 august  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Apple has partnered with pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and health startup Evidation to determine whether The ubiquity and remarkable technological progress of wearable consumer devices and The study claims that the data was able to be used to differentiate people with early signs of cognitive

Is this watch and related apps be useful for him for him and as for the family, a way to monitor his movements /actions so that we manage his safety Not a medical device Apple Watch, the heart rate sensor, and the included Apple Watch apps are not medical devices and are intended for fitness

Aug 8 (Reuters) - Drugmaker Eli Lilly said on Thursday early results from a study suggest that Apple Inc devices, including the iPhone, in combination with digital apps could differentiate people with mild Alzheimer's disease dementia and those without symptoms.

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The study, tested in 113 participants over the age of 60, was conducted by Apple along with Eli Lilly and Evidation Health.

The Apple devices were used along with the Beddit sleep monitoring device and digital apps in the study.

The researchers looked at device usage data and app history of the study participants over 12 weeks.

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Apple has been adding health features to its iPhone and smartwatch, and is now working with Eli Lilly to see if data from the devices can help spot early signs of dementia . According to research published this week, the two companies teamed up with health-tech start-up Evidation to find ways to more

Apple Watch tracked movement, heart rate, workout sessions, app usage, Breathe sessions, hours standing and other metrics, while Beddit was employed to The report's authors are cautious about the prospect of using iPhone, Apple Watch and similar devices to detect and monitor symptoms of mild

People with symptoms tended to have slower typing than health volunteers, and received fewer text messages in total.

The participants were also asked to answer two one-question surveys daily as well as perform simple activities every two weeks, such as dragging one shape to the other and tapping a circle as fast as possible on an app.

The study also aimed to differentiate people with mild cognitive impairment, the pre-dementia stage of Alzheimer's disease.

The early results were presented at a conference in Alaska on Thursday. (Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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