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Apple Sued by New York Doctor Over Watch’s Heart Technology

By Reetika Kachchhwa

About the watch –

This watch basically helps you to check your heart rate with the help of a heart rate app. All you need is to open the app, and then you have to wait for Apple Watch to measure your heart rate. You can also check your heart rate while walking, workout all day. You can also turn on heart rate notification, which can help you to detect your heart rate.

Why Dr. Wiesel filed a case

One of the doctor of the US has filed a case against Apple. According to him alleging that the Cupertino based iPhone maker is ” wilfully violating his patent surrounding the technology used in Apple Watch to detect atrial fibrillation which is short for AFib.  This gadget is basically according to Dr. Joseph Wiesel, New York cardiologist; he actually was originally awarded the patent for the method of and apparatus for detecting atrial fibrillation on 28th of March, 2016. This basically allows the patients to use photoplethysmography, which is used in the apple watch. It basically blinks a green light and sensors.

Dr. Joseph Wiesel filed a suit on Friday against this tech in the federal court, which is in Brooklyn. He actually claims that the Apple watch is basically infringed his patent for a method to detect an irregular heartbeat, which also gives tension to the patients as well.

Apple has promoted this feature in the watch that can provide notification of an irregular pulse. Apple has actually refused to negotiate in good faith to avoid the lawsuit. Dr. Joseph Wiesel actually wants the court to order Apple to pay him royalties and also wants them to block the company from using his invention without permission. Wiesel said that his invention is actually being covered pioneering steps in fibrillation detection by checking the irregular pulse. He actually first contacted apple in September of 2017 about the detailed information about the patent.

Reetika Kachchhwa