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A case study on how the Apple Watch can benefit medical heart research
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The medical health industry is entering a new era and technology will play a great role in this area. Equipment in hospitals is in many cases strictly dependent on technology that works. However, technology in the medical health industry will maybe become a bigger part of our private lifestyle. This lifestyle includes digital health apps, wearables and devices that track your daily physical routines with “Internet of things”. These ways of keeping track of your health can be used for private purposes, but also to complement medical studies with clinical results. This thesis will focus on how wearables can complement a medical study where patients with severe heart failure will use the smartwatch Apple Watch. This smartwatch will collect data on patients daily physical activity pattern and thereafter analyze this data in order to find activity patterns. This thesis intends to answer the questions How can wearables such as the Apple Watch benefit medical heart research? and what makes the Apple Watch a suitable wearable for the medical study at Lund’s University Hospital? Interviews were therefore held with medical heart researchers and addressed the purpose of the medical study and their choice of wearable. Thereafter, a examination of the Apple Watch was conducted and it together with the interview indicated that the Apple Watch in fact is a suitable wearable. Finally, an exportation process where data from the Apple Watch was done where the exported data then was decoded in Microsoft Excel. The purpose of this was to examine statements that were revealed in the interview. That being said, the thesis came to the conclusion that the Apple Watch contributes a lot when mixing complementing data from wearables with clinical records. Another conclusion was that this tracking device was suitable for the medical study. In what extension the Apple Watch is suitable, is yet unclear since the medical study is in need of further patients and research where one compares wearables against each other.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 11
Keywords [en]
Apple Watch, Wearables, Medical Heart Research, Internet of Things, IoT
National Category
Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-211493OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-211493DiVA, id: diva2:1129454
Subject / course
Media Technology
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Media Technology
Presentation
2017-02-22, 12:55 (English)
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Available from: 2017-12-21 Created: 2017-08-03 Last updated: 2017-12-21Bibliographically approved

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