Wearable Blood Pressure Monitors: What You Need to Know
A new wave of wearable health technology includes compact, personal-use blood pressure devices, such as wrist-worn activity-tracking devices, or as small handheld devices. These products are available in the consumer market and are typically interfaced with a smartphone application. The app provides a platform to record and store blood pressure measurements and to share the data with a physician.
In this episode, we'll talk about ECRI's evaluation of three wearable blood pressure monitor models, our concerns, and what consumers and providers should know. Their compact size and design could make these devices a convenient alternative to using cumbersome conventional cuff-type blood pressure monitors for taking daily measurements—but only if they perform accurately.
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