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While Apple went to great lengths to garner government approval for Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG feature, the company didn’t do the same for a blood oxygen monitoring function on Apple Watch Series 6. Here’s why.

When the ECG feature was introduced on the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple made note that it navigated a lengthy approval process to gain clearance from the Food and Drug Administration.

As is typical in the consumer electronics industry, the blood oxygen feature on the Series 6 doesn’t have similar certifications. According to The Verge, that’s because pulse oximeters, also known as blood oxygen monitors, are in a different FDA classification. As long as a company doesn’t claim that the devices can diagnose diseases, it can sell one in the U.S. with little oversight.

Generally, a company has to submit documentation to the FDA confirming the a blood oxygen sensing product works

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As a Premium Partner of the Book Fair, CCC Continues to Spotlight Innovation in Global Publishing

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has once again partnered with The Frankfurt Book Fair to spotlight innovation in global publishing.

“As the Frankfurt Book Fair is virtual this year, we are adapting our programming to resonate with audiences worldwide, celebrating the innovative solutions being developed by the publishing industry,” said Michael Healy, Executive Director, International Relations, CCC. “We look forward to engaging in valuable discussions on key issues and fully supporting the Book Fair’s 2020 motto – Signals of Hope: New Perspectives for a Stronger Future.”

As part of its partnership with the Book Fair, CCC will host interactive panel discussions and presentations by industry experts, including:

COVID-19, Copyright and the Creative Economy
Tuesday, 13 October, 11:00am – 11:30am, EDT, 17:00 CEST

The global

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