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There might be a new way to monitor blood pressure

Posted at 7:10 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 19:10:44-04

LANSING, Mich. — You may soon be able to monitor your blood pressure with the camera on your phone.

Taking a selfie could be the new way to monitor your blood pressure and here's how it works. Natural light penetrates the face's outer layer of skin, allowing the digital optical sensors in your phone to detect blood flow patterns.

When compared to a traditional-cuff base device, it accurately predicted the systolic blood pressure or upper number, 95% of the time.

Scientists say more research is needed to test this technology on people with high or low blood pressure.

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