Aktiia Blood Pressure Monitor Claims to Track Blood Pressure
Heart disease is one of the most common and deadliest diseases in the world, especially because so often can not be diagnosed. Lots of people walk around with serious complications that make them a ticking time bomb. Aktiia today announced the availability of the first 24/7 automated blood pressure monitor – something we saw for the first time during CES 2020. Users wear the device and collect information about their blood pressure and other health data all day and night.
The device does not work like conventional blood pressure monitors. Instead of squeezing your arm every time a measurement is required, the Aktiia optical blood pressure monitor monitors your blood pressure by analyzing the diameter of the blood vessels with each heartbeat. This is done automatically so users never know the test and therefore don’t skew the results by being anxious or acting differently.
The device has been approved for publication in the UK. Pre-orders start today. During the pre-order period, the price will be fixed on 159 pouds, a 20% discount off the standard price of 199 pounds. The purchase includes the optical bracelet, the initialization cuff and the mobile app.
The 24/7 blood pressure monitoring service has a monthly subscription fee of £ 9 a month but pre-order customers get free access to the service.
The Aktiia has not yet been approved for release in the US, but having just received the CE mark in Europe, the device is undoubtedly being tested by the FDA for use here.
The Aktiia looks like any other bracelet, so no one will know you are wearing a blood pressure monitor. You can take the information gathered by the device and present it to your doctor. It is worth using even when you are healthy, as changes in your blood pressure can help you identify problems before they can get worse. You can also use the information to identify periods of high stress and make changes to your routine.
After the previous year, many people are more aware of their health than ever before. If you want to be more proactive, a portable blood pressure monitor can help you keep an eye on potential issues and cut them off on the pass.