New wearable patch can monitor blood pressure, caffeine levels #WearableWednesday
If you have high blood pressure this new patch may let you know when you’ve had enough coffee. The University of California San Diego is working on a patch to monitor your blood pressure. What makes this different is the patch will also monitor chemicals and biomarkers of things that can impact blood pressure. From HealthcareITNews:
According to the university, the engineers’ device is the first to monitor cardiovascular signals at the same time as multiple biochemical levels in the human body.
“The novelty here is that we take completely different sensors and merge them together on a single small platform as small as a stamp,” said Joseph Wang, a professor of nanoengineering at UC San Diego and co-corresponding author of the study, in a statement.
The device uses ultrasonic transducers to monitor blood pressure and heart rate, along with electrochemical sensors to measure the levels of biomarkers.
The team was interested in the biomarkers of glucose, lactate, caffeine and alcohol, because they can impact blood pressure.
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