This past week at the USC Body Computing Conference in Los Angeles, AliveCor founder Dr. David Albert and Dr. Leslie Saxon, a USC professor and founder of the USC Center for Body Computing, gave a brief demonstration of the first prototype 1-lead ECG for the Apple Watch. Few details were provided, as the device is not FDA cleared and still in development, but it traces your ECG across your body using two electrodes that slip onto the watch’s band: one electrode already makes contact with your wrist, and you touch the other with the fingers on your other hand to complete the circuit. The accompanying watch app also uses the microphone to record voice annotations for information such as symptoms, medication, etc. All the information is uploaded to AliveCor’s cloud system.
The release date of the Apple Watch ECG is unknown at this point, but we’ll update you with more information as we receive it!