Wearable blood pressure monitoring

Wearable blood pressure monitoring

1.11.2018 – 1.6.2021

Funding: Business Finland

Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in the world accounting for approximately 30% of all deaths worldwide. Fortunately, many of these deaths could be prevented by early treatment and lifestyle choices. Elevated blood pressure, is both a symptom and a cause for many cardiovascular diseases and can lead to life threatening conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease and stroke. Approximately 2 million people suffer from hypertension in Finland and only half of them receive proper medication. Advancements in wearables and precision health solutions are currently transforming the health landscape and it is increasingly more possible to track changes in personal health conditions more accurately. The goal of this research is to develop and validate a new non-invasive medical instrumentation technologies for assessing hemodynamic status using new sensing principles and algorithmic techniques. We believe that new hemodynamic monitoring solutions for long term continuous monitoring, which has not been feasible before due to absence of suitable instruments, new improved precision health monitoring solutions can be achieved.