Samsung has just obtained the green light from health authorities in the United States and South Korea to approve its upcoming Galaxy Watch 7 as a health device capable of detecting sleep apnea. This is a first for a smartwatch.
Sleep apnea affects around 5% of the French population and has significant repercussions on quality of life. It causes memory problems, concentration problems, irritability, as well as somnolencesomnolence excessive during the day. This figure would also be largely underestimated, because according to studies 70% of people affected by it are unaware of it. To confirm this disorder, medical tests are necessary with the wearing of substantial equipment consisting of a mask and different sensorssensors that the where porteporte During the night.
This could well change soon, because SamsungSamsung has just announced that it has obtained two important medical certifications for its upcoming Galaxy Watch 7 watches, which are scheduled to launch at the end of the year. The brand has actually just obtained approvals from health authorities in the United States and South Korea which validate its ability to detectSleep ApneaSleep Apnea. This is a first for a connected watch.
A first for a smartwatch
The French company Withings had tried to obtain this approval for its ScanWatch watch that Futura had been able to test, but this medical certification was not validated. The watch can, however, detect breathing disturbances during sleep, as other models can do, like the Huawei Watch GT4. Rare accessories, such as small mats that are placed under the mattress like that of Withings with the Sleep Analyzer also validate this medical certification.
In the case of the Galaxy Watch 7, respiratory disorders will be detected using the sensor placed under the watch case. Irregularities in the oxygen level in the blood flow will allow the diagnosticdiagnostic and to encourage the wearer of the watch to consult a specialist. To check if you suffer from this condition, you must first be over 22 years old and wear the watch with this function activated for ten days while sleeping. For Samsung, it remains to pass the same type of approval with the European health authorities to validate this function.
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