Anthem to study whether Apple Watch could help people with asthma


Apple Watch Series 6Source: AppleAnthem, the second largest insurer in the U.S., is teaming up with Apple and a range of other collaborators on a study to investigate how people diagnosed with asthma could use consumer devices, like Apple Watch, to better manage their condition. The study is being conducted by U.C .Irvine, with the data collection and analysis provided by the health-tech company CareEvolution. it's designed to be virtual, meaning that participants don't need to go to study sites in person. The two-year study is looking at whether data collected from the iPhone and Apple Watch can help people with asthma predict potentially serious outcomes, which could lead to hospitalization. About 1.8 million people end up in emergency rooms from asthma each year. 1 in 14 people overall have the condition.That makes more...