Monitor Your Blood Pressure With Your iPhone, iPad [CES 2011]

Monitor Your Blood Pressure With Your iPhone, iPad [CES 2011]

LAS VEGAS, CES 2011 — Now you can monitor your blood pressure on your iPhone or iPad, thanks to a new health-oriented accessory from Withings.

Withings’ Smart Blood Pressure Monitor is a $129 arm cuff that makes it easy to monitor your blood pressure every day, away from the doctor’s office.

“It’s much more accurate to test at home,” said Withings spokeswoman Carole Lavault.

“Twenty five percent of the worldwide population has hypertension,” she added.

On show here at CES, the system looks dead easy to use. Just wrap the sleeve around your arm and plug it into your iPhone/iPad’s dock. Hit the onscreen button, and the sleeve inflates/deflates to measure your blood pressure. That’s it; nothing to give you a heart attack.

Combined with a free app, the sleeve can record months of blood pressure data, which can be shared electronically with health care professionals.

Withings also makes the WiFi Body Scale, a net-connected scale, which can also send weight data to the blood pressure app.

Here’s a picture of the iPad app in action:

Monitor Your Blood Pressure With Your iPhone, iPad [CES 2011]

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  • mariemunoz

    Modern technology can really make things easier for us. and its very good because people that has high blood pressure can now monitor themselves with this iphone. good work!

    Marie Munoz,
    Blood Pressure Support
    Whole Health

  • Amanuel567

    Great Job!

  • jery martin

    Hypertension, can be an extremely serious condition which if left
    untreated can lead to cardiac arrest or a stroke. Many people are
    unaware that they have high blood pressure, however, until it is too
    late. The only way to know for sure is to have it checked. People who
    have a history of stress or heart problems may be required to have their
    blood pressure monitored regularly. Furthermore, hypotension, can also
    be a problem, and can lead to dizziness, nausea, and unconsciousness.

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