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Wearable Ultrasound Patch For Better - Monitor Blood Pressure

November, 2018

Many wearable remedial devices can measure signals directly from the skin surface or at little bellow the skin surface levels. Nevertheless, the University of California engineers have developed a technique, where adhesive patch utilize ultrasound technology for 24-hour care of individuals blood pressure deep in the veins or arteries.

Nature Biomedical Engineering recently described that, a small patch is placed on the skin surface of neck to measures blood pressure below at the arteries and veins, which is more beneath the skin. The patch emits constant waves of ultrasound that monitor delicate, instantaneous fluctuations in the profile of pulsing blood vessels, which specify upsurges or drips in blood pressure.

The peripheral blood pressure is measured using the inflatable cuff draped around the arm, but the extra precise interpretation of the potential heart problem symptoms is the pressure in the central blood vessel.

There has been a development of new non-invasive, handheld devices for the measurement of central blood pressure of the major blood vessels, it’s been tough to get accurate readings.

Researcher’s team from University of California, have combined wearables with ultrasound technology. Their wearable ultrasound patch comprises of a thin sheet of silicone polymer with flexible abilities. There is a pattern sheet with a noticeable arrangement of small electronic parts associated by frivolous, spring-shaped flexible copper wires. There is the personalized software that continuously monitoring of central blood pressure grounded on the ultrasound statistics. The patch has already been verified by placing it on wrist, neck, foot and forearm. Until now, the novel device looks to function better than any commercially obtainable, device for determining central blood pressure. This novel device can completely change the hypertension management.

– Rikitha K Murthy,
Research Analyst,
Infoholic Research