According to the World Health Organisation, one in five people now suffer from high blood pressure, and now ASUS has developed a compact and lightweight blood pressure monitor. For more information see the IDTechEx reports on digital health and wearable sensors.
The VivoWatch BP is a wearable blood-pressure monitor equipped with ASUS HealthAI technology that analyzes the wearer's blood pressure measurements and daily lifestyle habits to provide recommendations for controlling blood pressure. Asus uses a combination of EKG (electrocardiogram) and PPG (photoplethysmography) sensors to achieve an accurate reading of the wearer's blood pressure and heart rate.
Once the watch is strapped on to the wrist, the wearer must hold a finger on the PPG sensor for 15 to 20 seconds to receive a blood pressure reading. The VivoWatch BP will also measure heart rate, sleep patterns, and activity. The VivoWatch BP is used in association with HealthAI app.
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