Monthly Archive for February, 2014

Predicting Heart Attacks and Electric Cars

tesla_model_sWhat do these two things have in common? Apple exploring cars, medical devices to reignite growth. That’s right, Apple!

… Apple is exploring ways to measure noise “turbulence” as it applies to blood flow. The company wants to develop software and sensors that can predict heart attacks by identifying the sound blood makes as it tries to move through an artery clogged with plaque, …

The first 5 pages of search result on this topic turn up the above quote and Elon Musk. And of course the media hype kicks into full gear: Apple’s iWatch could save your life.

Fortunately, sanity does prevail: No, An Apple Device Won’t Tell You If You’re Having A Heart Attack.  Even Eric Topol weighs in:

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