Apple patents blood pressure monitoring ‘cuff’

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By: IANS | San Francisco |
Published: June 8, 2018 6:20:58 pm


Apple’s proposed product would reportedly eliminate the need for cardiac-concerned users to go through other third parties. (Image: United States Patent and Trademark Office)

Apple has patented a design for a wearable blood pressure monitor — a cuff, equipped with a sensor that is expected to be Bluetooth compatible and sport a touchscreen. “These devices work through a collection of tiny airbags, or ‘cells’ in the patent, to exert pressure on the wearer’s arm and cut off blood flow. From there, the device gets a measure of the heart’s maximum output before releasing to get a measure of the heart’s resting output,” The Verge reported late on Thursday.

The iPhone maker’s proposed product would reportedly eliminate the need for cardiac-concerned…

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