Latest Patent Surfaces Revealing Apple Watch With Blood Pressure Monitor
Many employees of the tech giant Apple wished to have a long-awaited device that could have healthcare apps making it a healthcare product. The company just got a patent for a wearable device that might likely be rolled into future Apple Watch devices.
According to The Verge, the patent is designed as a wearable blood pressure monitor. The cuff is equipped with either a sensor or several in each airbag that can keep track of the wearer’s blood pressure through the arm or leg, especially when it spikes too high or swimming too low. To make it techy, the device might flaunt a touchscreen display and Bluetooth compatibility.
In the patent, a collection of tiny airbags or cells exert pressure on the arm and cut off the blood flow. Then, the device gets the measurement of the systolic pressure, which is the maximum output of the heart, and the diastolic pressure, which is the resting output before releasing. An actuator measures the amount of pressure needed to attain a good reading without crushing the arm completely.
In terms of Bluetooth compatibility, the wearer gets notified if there are any significant blood pressure issues. The digital health company, Qardio, has already done this. Since last year, they are selling their own monitors equipped with Bluetooth using Apple’s site and physical stores. This makes the anticipated Apple Watch Series 4 not the only one in the consumer market.
No details yet are mentioned in the company’s plan in what ways it will be offered or integrated with the upcoming Apple Watch 4. If this will likely happen, the company is on the right track to join the healthcare consumer market since high blood pressure is rising worldwide, causing the risk of heart disease and stroke. In addition, the cardiac-concerned consumers of the company do not need to seek third parties. The company is just compelled to go through the regulatory hoops from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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