Blood pressure is one of the most fundamental and frequently measured parameters of human health from the Intensive Care setting right through to the patient at home. The ability to take frequent accurate beat-to-beat readings is simply an enormous paradigm shift for professionals and consumers worldwide.

The ViCardio device is the world’s first wearable, beat to beat, non-invasive, accurate, blood pressure monitor. It causes no arterial compression, requires no biological calibration and produces an arteriogram equivalent to an invasive intra-arterial line. Using an optical-electronic micro-motion sensor that allows blood pressure to be measured with each beat of the heart in a simple and elegant wrist-based device, ViCardio is a pain-free way of taking regular discrete readings.

ViCardio offers the ability to take multiple readings over any time period. An initial protocol offering is to measure BP over each 30 second measurement period (one with each heartbeat). This is a stark contrast to blood pressure cuffs, which only offer a single estimate, taken immediately following an unpleasant squeezing of the arm, and often requiring several minutes. It is obvious to most that this discomfort is enough to cause unnatural confounding changes to the reading that is then displayed. White coat hypertension is certainly not confined to the Doctor’s office – it occurs in many settings. In addition, blood pressure changes continuously, so the ability to measure multiple, beat to beat, readings within a 30 second period along with the speed, simplicity, and discretion of taking frequent measurements is a paradigm shift for those people to make those lifestyle changes or discuss their need for treatment.

Learn more about ViCardio at our WT | Wearable Technologies Show 2018 MEDICA in Düsseldorf on November 12-15.

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Ramona Socher is Online Editor at WT | Wearable Technologies