Silicon Valley startup Blumio is closing in on the Holy Grail of blood pressure monitoring technology: A wearable sensor that provides continuous measurement. The use of a contact-less, pressure-less sensor can produce accurate blood pressure measurements to tonometer-based approaches, which are more difficult to use and apply.
FierceElectronics spoke with Blumio Co-Founder and CEO Catherine Liao about the significance of a wearable blood pressure monitoring device, its basic operating principles, and her company’s go-to-market strategy.
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