The impact of emerging personal technology on BP management
The impact of emerging personal technology on BP management:
Clinical accuracy + consumer price + universal access = healthcare revolution
Dr Chris Elliott 1 FREng
We expect to carry a powerful computer in our pockets, a computer that takes superb
photographs, locates us on the map and manages email. It is easy to forget that it also makes
The next generation of Smartphones will include clinically-accurate, accredited sensors that
measure blood pressure, ECG and much more. 120 million Smartphones are sold annually in India –
soon they will all provide actionable medical data.
Beyond the “Vital Signs”, the sensors can collect much more data, on cardiac health and other
conditions, and share it in real time with nurses, family doctors and specialists, all within the
regulatory framework of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.