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01/05/2012

Optical blood pressure monitor

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    A new optical blood pressure monitor will be able to measure blood pressure without the need for direct pressure on the body.
    The monitor will take continuous blood pressure readings through its optical sensor, providing beat-to-beat readings in nanoseconds with no calibration necessary. The device can also be used to detect white coat hypertension, which is caused by the natural stress of a patient in a clinical setting.
    The technology could eventually be used to measure intraocular pressure and fetal heartbeats, and could be applied to the creation of small mobile pressure monitoring at different locations on the body.
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