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Apple Watch accused of “racist” bias in class action lawsuit

In Class Action Lawsuit Over Apple Watch

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apple watch It has been praised for some of its features that have managed to save the lives of some users; Although, recently that device has been accused of being discriminatory,

Device developed by Apple brand is causing problems by ignoring it The blood oxygen sensor is not designed to pick up on darker skin tones,

Encountered the problem of this smart watch, Alex Morales sues Apple in Manhattan federal court On behalf of all New York consumers who purchased an Apple Watch during the statute of limitations. Plaintiff acquired his smartwatch between 2020 and 2020.

According to AppleInsider, Morales also brought a class action lawsuit on behalf of the residents. Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming Using state consumer fraud laws.

Plaintiffs claim black patients’ reliance on watch sensor could lead to them blindly adjust your oxygen level and finally expose them to a increased risk of hypoxemia,

alex morales is seeking plaintiffs from the states mentioned so that heCan opt for bulk authentication on demand, Meanwhile, Apple has 21 days to file a response.

problem with smart watch

Starting with Series 6, released in 2020, Apple smartwatch has blood detection technologyWhich is made possible by a pulse oximeter that measures oxygen saturation using light.

However, like other pulse oximeters, Apple’s Incorrectly measures blood oxygen levels of black and brown people Due to the increase in the amount of melanin in their skin.

Although this is a widespread problem with these types of meters, Lawsuit condemns Apple for alleged ignorance of weak points The “clinically important” of the pulse oximeter and the bias inherent in the technology.

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