Did an Apple Watch save a Massachusetts high school football player’s life?

Paul HoulePaul Houle of Tabor Academy. Photo from One Cape Health News.

We all know that technology is changing sports, but what about saving lives on the field?

According to various media reports out of Massachusetts, 17-year old Paul Houle of Tabor Academy didn’t feel well after a practice recently and after taking a nap, Houle discovered from his Apple watch that his resting heart rate was 145.

Houle went to a nearby hospital where he found-out he was suffering from severe dehydration from an acute condition called rhabdomyolysis, according to One Cape Health News.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.