The iPhone maker’s proposed product would reportedly eliminate the need for cardiac-concerned users to go through other third parties.
Apple Patents Blood Pressure Monitoring ‘Cuff’ (image: United States Patent and Trademark Office)
Apple has patented a design for a wearable blood pressure monitor — a cuff, equipped with a sensor that is expected to be Bluetooth compatible and sport a touchscreen. “These devices work through a collection of tiny airbags, or ‘cells’ in the patent, to exert pressure on the wearer’s arm and cut off blood flow. From there, the device gets a measure of the heart’s maximum output before releasing to get a measure of the heart’s resting output,” The Verge reported late on Thursday.Also Read: Samsung Smartphones Catch Fire; Blow up Car in Flames