New blood pressure app published in Scientific Reports and featured in the Wall Street Journal

A proof-of-concept blood pressure app that can give accurate readings using an iPhone – with no special equipment.

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A team of scientists led by Ramakrishna Mukkamala, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering professor, has invented a proof-of-concept blood pressure app that can give accurate readings using an iPhone – with no special equipment. (VIDEO)

“By leveraging optical and force sensors already in smartphones for taking ‘selfies’ and employing ‘peek and pop,’ we’ve invented a practical tool to keep tabs on blood pressure,” Mukkamala said. “Such ubiquitous blood pressure monitoring may improve hypertension awareness and control rates, and thereby help reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality.”

This work is recently published in Scientific Reports and featured in the Wall Street Journal

See more at https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2018/new-blood-pressure-app/?utm_campaign=standard-promo&utm_source=msuedu-news-links&utm_medium=msuhome

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