As part of Apple’s new Apple Watch announcements yesterday, the company also said it was launching new health studies, with one taking place in Canada, working with the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the University Health Network
On Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Heather Ross, Division Head of Cardiology at the Peter Musk Cardian Centre, UHN and Site Lead, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, reacted to Apple’s announcement.
Dr. Ross said she was “incredibly excited” about Apple’s announcement, and said her hopes were to “take all of this equipment that measures prognosis and allows us to track how heart failure patients are doing and encapsulate all of this—into this,” pointing to her Apple Watch.
We’re taking cardiac healthcare into the future. ❤️
Dr. Heather Ross talks about @trogersresearch & @UHN research collaboration with @Apple, which looks at shifting some traditional, in-hospital monitoring practices for heart failure patients to a wearable device – Apple Watch. pic.twitter.com/G8uQ5Hmd3Q
— Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (@PMunkCardiacCtr) September 15, 2020
This morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook retweeted Dr. Ross’ announcement and said, “Apple is proud to work with researchers like Dr. Heather Ross.”
“Yesterday we announced our partnership in three health studies to support scientists and medical professionals with critical insights to help power healthcare innovation for the future,” added Cook.
Apple Watch Series 6 announced yesterday gains a new Blood Oxygen sensor and app, joining the ECG app.