Australia approves the ECG functionality of the Apple Watch | Instant News


The Australian health regulator has officially approved the use of the ECG function in apple clock, meaning users in that region will soon see the feature activated.

Following the recent approval of the Apple Watch’s irregular rhythm notification, local authorities have is now registered ECG features on the Australian Therapeutic Items List (ARTG).

“The ECG application is a software-specific mobile medical application intended for use with the Apple Watch to create, record, store, transfer, and display a single channel electrocardiagram (ECG) similar to an ECG Lead I,” said the ARTG Documentation, as first seen by 8-Bit.

“The ECG application determines the presence of atrial fibrillation (AF) or sinus rhythm in classifiable waveforms,” ​​he continued, before listing some of the limitations and conditions associated with using the feature.

“The EKG application is not recommended for users with other known arrhythmias,” he said. “The ECG application is intended for over-the-counter (OTC) use. The ECG data displayed by the ECG application is intended for informational use only. The user is not intended to interpret or take clinical action based on device output without consulting a qualified healthcare professional.”

It’s been more than two years since Apple introduced ECG to the Apple Watch, with US health approvals. The feature has just updated, and health authorities around the world continue to add their approval.

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