According to a report by WPBF News, a Florida man named Roy Robinson (74) received a prompt on his Apple Watch for atrial fibrillation or AFib. While Robinson reportedly didn’t know what this meant, upon going to the hospital shortly after and explaining to the doctors what his Apple Watch told him, he was immediately given an ECG, thus saving his life.
It is said he was in Baltimore at the time visiting family, and when the AFib prompt hit his Apple Watch, he was apparently feeling tired and exhausted after climbing a few flights of stairs. His wife, Dale Robinson, noticed that this was unlike him. Ultimately, Robinson continued with Thanksgiving dinner when his son urged him to go to the hospital. So it seems like the situation could’ve been a lot worse had his family not been around him.
But this is one of those happy-ending stories that will surely encourage users to try out the Apple Watch, particularly with features like electrocardiogram or ECG making its way to the lineup not too long ago. Interestingly, the nurses at the hospital were apparently rushing to see the person who was just saved by the Apple Watch.
What’s even better is the fact that Tim Cook reportedly sent Mr. Robinson an email wishing him good health. This entire episode appears to have served as excellent press for the Apple Watch. Health tracking is one area (among many others) where Apple is way ahead of the curve. This is easily one of the best reasons to pick one up for yourself if you haven’t already.
What do you make of this story?
Source: WPBF News