Healthcare Technology: Wireless, Cuffless Blood Pressure Readings

The latest in healthcare technology is from John Patrick’s blog:

When doctors or nurses measure our blood pressure, they normally place a cuff around our arm and inflate it. The measurement is for a point in time and sometimes representative. Scientists at Australia’s Monash University are developing a new approach. Their cuffless “blood pressure estimation system” can be worn for hours at a time and wirelessly transmit real-time readings.

The new approach uses radar technology and is comfortable because no pressure is applied to a patient’s body. Lead scientist Mehmet Yuce explains:

The system incorporates a few small sensors that are worn against the skin at arterial sites, beneath the clothing.
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