Almost every wrist-worn fitness tracker now includes a sensor that can track the wearer’s heart rate as another useful fitness metric. But Omron is the first company with a wearable device that can also monitor blood pressure which provides more useful insights into the wearer’s health.
Most of us have our blood pressure checked whenever we visit the doctor for a physical, but high blood pressure—aka hypertension—can lead to serious medical conditions like a stroke or a heart attacks if left for too long. So a company called STBL Medical Research AG is adapting a pressure-sensitive fiber into a…
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the leading risk factors behind strokes, heart failure, aneurysms, and other deadly serious medical conditions. But here's the weird thing about hypertension: we don't actually know what causes it.
Lists of numbers are hard to remember and boring like a 36 volt drill. So Withings takes dull health-related numbers and transforms them into useful data visualizations. Its new blood pressure monitor makes tracking your daily measurements easy and interesting.
Back in 2009, when Apple announced accessory support for iPhone OS, they proposed an at-home medical device capable of sending data to doctors. The iHealth dock is that device, and it could totally transform your relationship with your blood pressure.
Moving the world forward one inch at a time, Philips has developed underpants that can monitor your blood pressure. And no, before you get your hopes up (this post is a trap!), the sensors are not where where you think but on the waistband. We can only hope the final models are better looking than the zero-sex-appeal…