Apple Watch Could Help Treat Sickle Cell Disease Symptoms, Study Suggests

  • A study conducted by researchers suggests that the Apple Watch could help treat vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs), a key complication caused by sickle cell disease.
  • 15,683 data points from the Apple Watch’s heart rate, heart rate variability and activity data were cross-referenced with pain scores and vital signs from the hospital’s electronic medical record to create a machine-learning model to predict VOCs.


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