‘’Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.’’
With all that we have achieved, technology has effectively catered the medical needs as well. Among these innovative inventions is Apple Watch – which along with miniaturizing iPhone for an elevated user experience is now also being celebrated for saving lives.
Apple Watch has been appreciated due to the fitness and accurate health tracking capabilities it possesses.
MacRumors brought attention to the story after Apple’s CEO Tim Cook received an email from a man thanking him. He wrote that he could’ve died if Apple Watch didn’t alert him at the right time.
A semi-retired diamond trader Gaston D’Aquino was in church last month when his Watch started to warn him that his heart rate reading was amiss. He was feeling perfectly fine otherwise but due to consistent warnings by the accessory, he decided to visit the doctor. The decision ended up saving his life. Upon examination and testing, D’Aquino came to know that two of three of his main arteries were fully blocked, with third 90% blocked. The doctors also praised the watch’s accuracy. Shortly after it, D’Aquino elected to have a surgical procedure called angioplasty and was sent home later that week.
Fully recovered, D’Aquio decided to write an email to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook to express his gratitude. The self-professed Apple fan wrote in his letter that Apple Watch saved his life.
“This was the first time that my watch alert had ever gone off, but I was not feeling anything, no dizziness or pain. In short, I was a walking time bomb”.
After the successful operation, he wrote, “I have been given a new lease on life”.
He also said that they should keep on promoting the watch for those who are having cardiac issues. He concluded the email by saying:
“Please continue promoting the use of the Apple Watch for anyone with cardiac problems. I lost a cousin two weeks ago to a massive heart attack, and if he had an Apple Watch, he might have had the same opportunity I got – to live.”
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