Nothing is definitive at the moment, but according to Bloomberg it is closer than ever.
How important is an EKG? Electrocardiograms allow the detection and prevention of arrhythmia problems in people. According to studies, a quarter of the population over the age of 40 in the United States develops an arrhythmia, for example. Detecting it early may even save your life. And of course, the Apple Watch is a technological device but above all a health one.
According to Alex Webb at Bloomberg, the Apple prototype has a peculiar functioning . It is already in internal testing, and could come sooner rather than later, unless the project is cancelled. As always, it all depends on legislation and whether it is approved by the government organizations in each region as a verified device for detecting heart rates.
In the case of Apple, it seems that we will have to touch with two fingers the frame of the Apple Watch with the hand we are not wearing it. The current would pass through the arm and chest to reach the arm of the Apple Watch again. A current imperceptible to the human body, of course. In this way, the Apple Watch would be able to detect any abnormalities in the heart and the heart frequencies of the heart as it receives electrical signals.
Currently the Apple Watch has a built-in pulse oximeter that takes advantage of the LEDs and light sensors on the bottom of the device to track changes in the heart’s blood flow. Despite its enormous accuracy, it is still not sufficient to be considered a clinical analysis device. Hence, alternatives such as the iOS-compatible AliveCor EKG and the Apple Watch strap have emerged.