Blood pressure monitoring to get easier

Blood pressure monitoring to get easier

Scientists have said that they are coming up with a device that is going to change the way blood pressure in monitored. The device can be worn as a watch and can monitor the movements for few years.

The watch has been designed and made by University of Leicester and in Singapore and studies blood pressure through keeping a track of the largest artery in the body. And researches have shown that the reading given by it is more accurate than the currently used arm cuff.

Funding for the technology was done by the Department of Health along with the backing of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. The device works as there is a sensor on the watch and it records the pulse wave of the arteries. The reading is then fed inside computer and that helps in reading the blood pressure.

In all, the doctors are able to take reading of aorta directly. Said Professor Bryan Williams, from the University of Leicester's department of cardiovascular sciences at Glenfield Hospital, that this vein is just a millimeter away from the heart and is just inches away from the brain.


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