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Apple’s healthcare features effective?

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Health Desk--14 Sep’18: Apple has recently announced two major new healthcare features which would be helpful for people.

In near future its Watch will be able to automatically call emergency services if it detects a person who has suffered a fall and is no longer moving. And it will also let him know if has any heart problems and should perhaps visit doctor within shortest possible time.

Other devices have offered similar functions in the past, albeit in less elegantly presented gadgets. But with an estimated 50 million Apple Watches out there already, there are concerns about the pressures it may bring to already-strained healthcare systems.

The result may be even more calls to emergency services and, according to one of Britain’s leading surgeons, a new wave of technology-driven hypochondria.

Courtesy: BBC Health