Apple donated 1000 Apple Watch for research aimed at tracking biological changes in someone suffering from eating habits at the University of North Carolina medical school.
Eating disorder (known as buimia nervosa) is a disorder in which a person is very hungry and eats in very large amounts in a short span of time. In addition, patients also experience drastic weight changes (up and down) in a fast time.
In the study, each study participant would get a free Apple Watch from Apple, so researchers were able to monitor their heart rate if there was a surge when the appetite attacked. Participants also register with a mobile application called Recovery Record which aims to record the thoughts and feelings of participants to be shared with health professionals every session.
In addition, participants will also receive tests to analyze the body’s genetic makeup and bacteria, so researchers can more easily understand the root causes of the disorder. The results of the data from this study are expected to help predict eating habits before they actually attack someone.
Who would have thought Apple Watch, which used to be just an additional accessory, is now a device that plays an important role in monitoring one’s health. Do you have an interesting experience about health with your Apple Watch? Share here!