Omron, a Japanese based electronics firm are set to revolutionise the blood pressure healthcare arena by pushing blood pressure monitoring into the ever popular and convenient, wearables technology market. Blood pressure is a huge healthcare concern effecting millions across the country. Keeping regular track of your blood pressure is key to overcoming the problem. Turning blood pressure monitoring into wearable tech, would therefore be a huge step towards solving the issue.
The device comes in the form of a fashionable watch (pictured) and this design is reportedly one of the first to hit the market. It’s called ‘Project Zero’ and encompasses an upper-arm blood pressure monitor. It determines the position of your arm, and alerts you to position yourself correctly for an accurate reading. The device is set to hit the market at the end of the year pending FDA approval.