Video selfies could be the future of blood pressure monitoring
When it comes to the future of blood pressure monitoring, there may be a new alternative to the traditional cuff: a video selfie.
New research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging found that a smartphone-based blood pressure measurement that employs transdermal optical imaging technology was able to predict systolic and diastolic blood pressure with high accuracy.
Researchers discovered that the models were able to predict systolic blood pressure with an accuracy of 94.81%, and diastolic blood pressure with an accuracy of 95.7%.
The study demonstrated that the technology is able to predict the blood pressure within the “clinically accepted accuracy threshold of 5 ± 8 mm Hg when tested on a full range of blood pressures,” the researchers wrote in the reads.