A Wrist Worn Blood Pressure Monitor That Doesn't Squeeze Like a Python

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… » 6/13/13 10:27am 6/13/13 10:27am

Fingertip Blood Pressure Monitor Does Away With All That Squeezing

Using the same phase shift technology developed for its portable breast cancer screener, researchers at Nihon University have created a blood pressure monitor that works like a fingerprint reader. So gone are the days when your upper arm needs to be strangled with an inflated cuff. » 11/20/12 1:40pm 11/20/12 1:40pm

Underpants Measure Blood Pressure Without Inconvenient Bulges

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… » 5/20/08 12:40pm 5/20/08 12:40pm