Blood pressure app rivals arm cuff’s accuracy

A new app measures blood pressure with accuracy that may rival arm cuff devices.

The new technology, detailed in a paper in the journal Science Translational Medicine, also includes discovery of a more convenient measurement point.

“We targeted a different artery, the transverse palmer arch artery at the fingertip, to give us better control of the measurement,” says lead author Anand Chandrasekhar, electrical and computer engineering doctoral student at Michigan State University. “We were excited when we validated this location. Being able to use your fingertip makes our approach much easier and more accessible.”

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