Edge On The Clock: FDA Approves New Fitbit Feature That Could Predict Strokes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The FDA has approved a new Fitbit feature that monitors heart rhythms. According to the company, an algorithm assesses volume changes in a user’s blood, which determines heart rhythms. It then alerts the user if it detects atrial fibrillation, or afib, a type of irregular heart beat. Those with afib are also five times more likely to have a stroke. The new feature will soon be available across a range of their devices.

Plus, Panera Bread is testing out an artificial intelligence-based coffee monitoring system. The system monitors coffee metrics and uses predictive analytics aimed at creating the perfect cup of coffee.

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