Innovative "Watch" Non-Invasively Measures Blood Pressure, STBL Medical Research AG Reveals
6/14/2013 6:43:23 AM
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The sphygmomanometer has endured as a doctor’s office staple for over 100 years. Just about every visit to a physician involves placing this inflatable cuff on your upper arm and having it squeezed tight to measure the force of blood pushing through your body. Surprisingly, noninvasive blood pressure measurement technology has advanced little, but now STBL Medical Research AG, with the assistance of engineers from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) have designed a device to make blood pressure monitoring as simple as wearing a watch.
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