Withings: Cardiovascular monitor with IoT

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Withings: Cardiovascular monitor with IoT

Withings announced BPM Core as “the world’s most sophisticated and wide-ranging in-home cardiovascular monitor with IoT”. It can measure blood pressure, take electrocardiograms (ECG), and listen to the heart via a digital stethoscope.

The provided medical data was previously only available in a clinical setting. The ECG data can be used to identify atrial fibrillation (AFib), a serious form of irregular heart rhythm that can lead to heart failure, fatigue, and shortness of breath and is a major risk for stroke. Clinical studies found that people with high blood pressure are also at risk from both valvular damage and AFib.

Withings Cardiovascular monitor with IoT

As symptoms are not continuous and may be missed if they do not occur during infrequent visits to the doctor, the ability to monitor all three conditions in one device is a game changer. BPM Core looks like a traditional arm cuff – but it is packed full of advanced medical sensors. Users just place the cuff on the upper arm and push the button. Within 90 seconds, it will perform measurements of blood pressure, electrocardiogram, and valvular health. The information is then recorded within the accompanying Health Mate app, which is available for iOS and Android. All data – including actual audio recordings of the heart – can be shared with the user’s medical and caregiving team. The product will be available in late spring 2019 at a price of €250.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
Image Credit: Withings

 


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