Aktiia has announced plans to launch its automated 24/7 blood pressure monitor in the US.
The company’s OBPM algorithms use optical sensors worn on the wrist. Credit: StockSnap / Pixabay.
The new device is designed to automatically gather more than 100 times the blood pressure data of other monitors and also provides ten times more engagement.
The company’s Optical Blood Pressure Monitoring (OBPM) algorithms use optical sensors which are worn on the wrist.
Using photoplethysmography (PPG), these sensors provide blood pressure values by analysing the change in artery diameter that occurs at each heartbeat.
The measurements are done automatically, and users are not required to interrupt their day to take readings.
The data can be viewed instantly in a mobile app and easily shared with a physician or family member.
Aktiia noted that this automated approach removes the patient’s daily burden of measuring blood pressure values and allows them to focus on cardiovascular health improvement.
The blood pressure monitoring system received CE-mark as a Class IIa medical device in January last year and is currently available in seven European countries.