Apple Works on Tackling Heart Disease With New Study

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is launching the Apple Heart Study, a program that will explore if using the Apple Watch to monitor heart rhythm can benefit patients, healthcare providers, and insurers. The study could save lives and drive demand for its products, so let's take a closer look.

Technology merges with healthcare

Wearables represent a massive opportunity to improve patient health and, as a result, Apple's investing in hardware and software that can provide life-saving insight for people with an undiagnosed or chronic disease.

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