Microsoft files patent application for eyeglasses that gauge blood pressure

Microsoft has filed a patent for an eyeglass monitor capable of tracking blood pressure called Glabella that is designed to be easier to use and more accurate than a traditional inflatable cuff.

Microsoft’s most recent eyeglass patent comes as rivals Apple, Amazon, Google and Samsung have all filed numerous patents that offer clues to forthcoming potential groundbreaking technology. Google has previously filed a patent for eyeglasses that monitor heart rate.  

Microsoft software engineers Christian Holz and Edward Wang developed the Glabella prototype to continuously track blood pressure’s ups and downs.

“Our glasses prototype incorporates optical sensors, processing, storage, and communication components, all integrated into the frame to passively collect physiological data about the user without the need for any interaction,” Holtz and Wang wrote on the Microsoft website.

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