The technology It bases one of its maxims on making life easier for people. There are many actions that can be carried out thanks to technology and that already They are part of our daily lives. Surely as soon as you get up you usually use your mobile to turn off the alarm and answer some of the important emails you left the night before. Although it may seem a lie, all this was not possible relatively recently. And this is where you can appreciate the work of technology.
This time we talk about a very utilitarian functionality that could become a mandatory prevention tool. Yes, from now on you can measure blood pressure through selfies. We tell you all the details.
To a selfie of knowing our blood pressure
A study carried out by researchers from Canada and China It has patented a new way to measure the blood pressure of our body. To do this, just have to bring out the selfie camera of our mobile and make a video or a photo. As of this moment, the technology of Transdermal Optical Imaging (TOI) begins to carry out its work to know all the data related to blood pressure.
This new technology bases its operation on the optical sensors of the smartphones and its ability to capture the light reflected in the hemoglobin. It should be noted that this substance is found under the skin itself, but it can be measured by means of TOIs thanks to its translucent properties. It is important to note that they have been carried out tests on more than 1,300 adults. We talked about videos lasting two minutes with which they were able to measure blood pressure with a 95% accuracy.
At the moment, these types of technologies are in the testing phase, but it is expected that over the years many more health-related concepts may arrive. It is clear that much more development is needed with this type of functionality, But everything seems to indicate that their development is on the right track. Soon, we will not have to approach the doctor or the pharmacy to know our blood pressure.