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.

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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.


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