Samsung introduced a brand new sleep apnea detection characteristic coming to Galaxy Watch fashions in Korea early subsequent yr. The brand new characteristic obtained approval from Korea’s Ministry of Meals and Drug Security (MFDS) and will likely be accessible for the Galaxy Watch6 and Watch5 sequence within the Samsung Well being Monitor app early subsequent yr for South Korean customers.
With the brand new sleep apnea characteristic on Galaxy Watch sequence, we’re offering customers with a easy, proactive device to acknowledge this dysfunction in its earliest attainable phases earlier than their situation worsens.” – Hon Pak, VP and Head of Digital Well being Staff at Samsung Cellular
Samsung claims Galaxy Watch customers will be capable to spot obtrusive sleep apnea signs within the early phases and alert customers to hunt medical consideration. Galaxy Watches with BioActive sensors will be capable to monitor blood oxygen ranges throughout sleep. They may analyze how the detected blood oxygen values change to apnea/hypopnea and get an estimated Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI). The brand new characteristic would require two sleep monitoring classes with greater than 4 hours of information to asses if the person has sleep apnea signs.
Sleep apnea is a standard well being problem worldwide the place folks cease respiratory throughout sleep which can lead to decreased oxygen provide to the physique and different well being problems similar to hypertension, cardiac dysfunction, stroke or cognitive dysfunction.