People have been relying on smartwatches, among other devices, to keep track of their blood pressure. There’s no wonder why, as this criterion can tell if a person is in danger of heart disease and other health issues.
Smartwatches have proven over the years to represent a modern and useful way to measure blood pressure. There’s not even the need for a doctor to be around, as the smartwatch user can deal with the process alone with the push of a button. But soon enough, smartwatches could become obsolete as well.
A new electronic tattoo attached to your wrist can measure blood pressure
According to Daily Beast, a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University came up with a new device that looks like a tattoo and behaves like a device that measures the blood pressure of the person who’s using it. The user can wear it without a problem for many hours.
The usual armbands used for measuring blood pressure are considered far less efficient than what the new tattoo-like device offers. The researchers involved hope that their invention would lead to more modern ways of keeping track of the blood pressure in an individual.
Roozbeh Jafari, co-author of the research and also a professor of biomedical engineering at Texas A&M, explained for The Daily Beast:
Blood pressure is an important metric,
It gives us a holistic view of the entire cardiovascular system. But if you want to measure it, just one or a few measurements a day isn’t enough, and cuff-based solutions are inconvenient, uncomfortable, and impractical.
In fact, when it comes to the world of blood pressure monitoring, having a cuffless device is the “holy grail.”
The new invention was published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.