American cardiologist sues Apple over Apple Watch smartwatch function

Cardiologist and Lecturer at New York University School of Medicine Joseph Wiesel

sue Apple.

What happened

One of the features of the Apple Watch has become a stumbling block. Wiesel claims that he has patented the irregular heartbeat detection technology that is used in watches.

The patent refers to the use ofphotoplethysmograms for measuring the frequency of the heartbeat. The Apple Watch has a similar method: the green LEDs in the watch blink, and the photosensitive photodiodes determine the amount of absorbed green light, which helps to measure the pulse.

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Back in 2017, the doctor turned to Apple andshowed his patent, but the company refused to negotiate and continued to use the technology in the Apple Watch. Then the man went to court and now demands to ban the company from using its development and pay him monetary compensation.

Apple representatives have not yet commented on this situation.

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