When a 42 year old, New Jersey man suffered a seizure, he was rushed to the emergency room. There, doctors noticed a Fitbit, and were able to pinpoint a life threatening condition.
1. The Fitbit Charge HR Tracker Saved This Man’s Life
ER doctors immediately checked the tracker and app. They noticed that the man developed an irregular heartbeat prior to the seizure. Being able to pinpoint the onset of the arrhythmia gave the MD’s the crucial information they needed to correctly treat the patient. This episode was recorded as the first time a Fitbit’s information was crucial in deciding the medical treatment plan.
2. This Fitbit Predicted A Pregnancy
A Reddit user happened to look at his wife’s Fitbit data. He noticed her heart rate was well above normal. Reading online, it could be indicative of a pregnancy, they checked. Guess what? His wife was indeed, pregnant.
3. Not All Fitbits Track Heart Rate
Although not all Fitbits track heart rate, it is the function most important to the medical provider. Although, not yet listed as a medical device, it has proved its value. Fitbits have the potential to provide an assortment of medical data that is crucial in the treatment of emergency room patients.