The new Blood pressure checking mobile app was recently launched. With the help of this app, it is easy to check the BP through the Smartphone. The group, from Michigan State University in the US, also found a more advantageous estimation point.
“We targeted a different artery, the transverse palmer arch artery at the fingertip, to give us better control of the measurement,” said Anand Chandrasekhar, doctoral student at MSU. “We were excited when we validated this location. Being able to use your fingertip makes our approach much easier and more accessible,” said Chandrasekhar, lead author of the study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Blood Pressure Checking Mobile App Launched-Monitor Your BP On Smartphone
The approach utilizes two sensors: an optical sensor over a power sensor. The sensor unit and other hardware are housed in a one-centimeter-thick case connected to the back of the Smartphone. Clients turn on the application and press at the tip of their finger against the sensor unit. With their finger on the unit, they hold their mobile on the most heart level and watch their mobile screen to guarantee they are applying the right measure of finger pressure.
“A key point was to see if users could properly apply the finger pressure over time, which lasts as long as an arm-cuff measurement,” said Ramakrishna Mukkamala, professor at MSU. “We were pleased to see that 90 per cent of the people trying it were able to do it easily after just one or two attempts,” said Mukkamala.
While BP is treatable with the way of life changes and medicine, just around 20 percent of people with hypertension have their condition under control. This development gives patients an advantageous alternative, and keeping a log of day by day estimations would deliver an exact normal, marking down a periodic estimation peculiarity, Mukkamala said. The examination group will keep on improving precision and would like to seek after more thorough testing in light of the standard convention of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Composition.