Author: NuraLogix | TORONTO, August 6, 2019
Astonishingly, Dr. Kang Lee, the Chief Scientist of NuraLogix Corporation, and his team’s latest study titled “Smartphone-Based Blood Pressure Measurement Using Transdermal Optical Imaging Technology“ has been published on the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.
According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of Americans are unaware of their high blood pressure condition, therefore, the construction of an easy and accessible tool to monitor blood pressure is essential for prompt treatment.
In the study, Dr. Kang Lee and his team measured 1,328 adults blood pressure by capturing a two-minute videos of their face on an iPhone and using a method called Transdermal Optical Imaging (TOI™). The camera captures and processes facial blood flow through humans’ translucent skin. The researchers found they were able to measure blood pressure with approximate 95% accuracy, compared to readings on a traditional cuff-based blood pressure monitor.
The technology captures the video and is able to examine the facial blood flow and through this ebb and facial blood flow, a lot of information is obtained. ‘We found, using a smartphone, we can accurately measure blood pressure within 30 seconds. We want to use this technology to help us to make people aware of their blood pressure and monitor it.’ said Dr. Kang Lee.
This study and its findings generated tons of international buzz with exclusive coverage on the University of Toronto, The Globe and Mail, WebMD, Yahoo Finance, Fox News and more. Below is a list of articles on the study:
American Heart Association News: Blood pressure monitoring may one day be easy as taking a video selfie
The Globe and Mail: Toronto researcher developing selfie-based blood pressure monitor
Washington Examiner: Selfies will soon be able to measure your blood pressure