DeepHeart AI IDs sleep apnea, hypertension via Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch can tell if you have hypertension or sleep apnea - with the help of Cardiogram's deep neural network, DeepHeart, that is. Cardiogram was able to detect sleep apnea in 1,016 of the participants and hypertension in 2,230 of the testers, according to TechCrunch.

Sleep apnea affects an estimated 22 million adults in the US, with another 80 percent of cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association.

Another 75 million American adults have high blood pressure (hypertension), according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), putting them at risk for heart disease and stroke, the top causes of death in the United States. The app-maker and the UCSF Health lab have conducted a study proving that wearables can suggest the presence of hypertension and sleep apnea with 82 percent and 90 percent accuracy, so long as they come equipped with heart rate sensors and accelerometers.

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The University of California surveyed a total of 6115 participants with an Apple Watch that used the Cardiogram app. Cardiogram co-founder Brandon Bollinger said that a neural network called "DeepHeart" was used to sift through the data for 70 percent of the study participants to diagnose the remaining 30 percent.

The company needed data to be able to train its AI to recognize heart rate patterns that denote the presence of the conditions, though, so it recruited 6,115 of its app's users to participate in an online study with the UCSF Health lab. At the same time, 80 percent of people with sleep apnea - a disorder that disrupts your breathing during sleep - don't even realize they have it.

"The idea here is that by screening continuously you would identify people with hypertension who might not know they have it. Thenm you'd guide them through the appropriate final diagnosis, which would be through a blood pressure cuff and then treatment."

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