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Doctor Saves Life in Mid Air via Apple Watch Blood Oxygen Feature All Details

Doctor Saves Life in Mid Air via Apple Watch Blood Oxygen Feature All Details
Written by Manoj Kadam
Doctor Saves Life in Mid Air via Apple Watch Blood Oxygen Feature All Details

Doctor Saves Life in Mid Air via Apple Watch Blood Oxygen Feature All Details

There are some features in Apple Watch which have allegedly helped in saving people's lives many times. Apple has been fighting a legal battle with another health tech company for some time over its blood oxygen monitoring feature, but this feature recently helped a doctor save a woman's life during a flight. . The unnamed 70-year-old British woman was having trouble breathing on a Ryanair flight from the UK to Italy on January 9, prompting crew members to seek a doctor on board to assist in the emergency.

According to the BBC, National Health Service (NHS) doctor Rashid Riaz was on that flight and stepped forward to help. The report states that the 43-year-old doctor asked the flight crew if they had an Apple Watch to monitor the woman's health. Luckily one of the flight attendants had an Apple Watch. After this, Dr. Riyaz used the monitoring system of the watch to measure the oxygen level of the female patient.

Let us tell you that the SpO2 feature present in Apple Watch measures the percentage of oxygen carried by red blood cells from the human lungs to the rest of the body, in which showing a low level indicates breathing problems.

Dr Riaz said the Apple Watch helped him detect the woman's low oxygen saturation and revealed that she had health problems for a long time. “The Apple Watch helped me detect that the patient had low oxygen levels,” the doctor told the publication. After this he asked for on-board oxygen cylinder from the staff. This allowed them to monitor and maintain the woman's saturation levels until they landed safely in Italy about an hour later.

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According to Apple, the Blood Oxygen app on its watch is not for medical use and is designed for “general fitness purposes” only.

Let us tell you that due to a patent dispute with medical technology company Masimo, last week Apple removed this app from its Series 9 and Ultra 2 watches.

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