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US researchers devise iPhone app to monitor blood pressure

September 11, 2018

The app, which eliminates the need for special equipment to check blood pressure, leverages the optical and force sensors that are available in smartphones to enable ‘selfies’.

Furthermore, the app utilises the ‘peek and pop’ feature of the iPhone to monitor the user’s blood pressure.

In March this year, the team devised a similar app and hardware combination to be used with smartphones. This technique required an optical sensor and a force sensor integrated into a case that can be attached to the back of the phone.