Max Weinbach and Apple YouTuber EverythingApplePro have shared brand new exclusive details on a future Apple Watch and mental health features. In a YouTube video, EverythingApplePro talks about how a future Apple Watch will have hardware that can automatically detect panic attacks and excessive stress.
Max Weinbach says in a series of tweets that the notification for a detection of an impending panic attack will be similar to the high heart rate notification, saying:
Similarly to high heart rate notifications, the user would be able to look through the history of their detected panic attacks and see how the Watch behaved. The user can also manually specify the symptoms in order to further increase the accuracy.
The Apple Watch would use what we presume to be artificial learning and intelligence to “learn over time what symptoms occur before and during the panic attack.” The ultimate goal as stated by Max is for the Watch to get to a preventive point to stop a panic attack from happening in the first place. Max notes that his sources advise him this is still in the “discussion phase” and that we shouldnt expect anything for 2 or more years.
Personally, it is wonderful to see Apple moving in this direction. As a beloved Apple Watch user myself, seeing Apple take a more serious look and direction towards health and mental health is a great sign for what’s to come for the watch lineup.