Cell Phones To Remotely Control Your Blood Pressure – Part 1 of 3
Cell Phones To Remotely Control Your Blood Pressure. Diabetics may soon come across that assistance in controlling their blood pressure is just a cell phone screen away. Researchers are now exploring the future of a new mobile phone monitoring system that automatically picks up patients’ home blood pressure readings, which is then sent out wirelessly via radio signals from monitoring accoutrements outfitted with Blue-tooth technology. The cell phones are pre-programmed to transmit the blood pressure readings and receive appropriate feedback (which appear instantly on the cell phone screen).
Good readings may influence a message of “Congratulations,” while problematic results may trigger a message advising the patients to make a check-up appointment with their doctor. The interactive system may also instruct patients to conduct more readings over a specified period of time to get a more reliable overall reading.
What’s more, if any two-week or three-day period exceeds a pre-set average reading threshold, the patient’s doctor would be automatically notified. In addition, doctors would be able to log online to enquire about their patient’s readings. Dr Alexander G Logan, from the University of Toronto, is slated to discuss the experimental monitoring system Wednesday at the American Heart Association annual conference in Chicago.