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Reading Blood Pressure

12/29/2012 1:34 PM

On a recent episode of "House", Dr Foreman was hooked up to a laptop to monitor his blood pressure. Does such an application exist and if so, is it available to the non-medical community?

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12/29/2012 2:21 PM

There's an app for that, in hundreds. The laptop is overkill, all you need is an iphone,or ipad, etc.

Just search for "blood pressure" in the itunes store.

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12/30/2012 12:57 AM

I might be a few hundred years too old, but I don't see any app that is going to convert an Iphone into a blood pressure measuring device.

There are many apps available to keep tables, graphs and history of the results you have to fill in yourself, reading from a blood pressure meter.

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12/30/2012 3:58 AM

Blood pressure hardware that uses the iPhone. There is a blood glucose reader that attaches to an iPhone.This attaches to a laptop for logging.

Now if you want a tricorder for your iPhone.

Build your own tricorder.

Oh the X prize for a tricorder.

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12/31/2012 3:34 PM

Thanks for the links! The stuff I come across on CR4 never ceases to amaze me.

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12/30/2012 3:44 AM

There are some inexpensive upper arm pressure and rate monitors available with digital display - all that should be required is a Bluetooth or WiFi transmitter . Samsung already promised an app for the SIII called S health. Maybe it could send a SMS with the persons ETD.

The monitor should not be necessary if the person bought a WII FIT. (At least when he or she is not faking exercises by wrist movement)

Technology is wonderful.

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12/31/2012 3:48 PM

None of your answers will work for me. First I don't have an Ipod (nor will I ever get one) and all the monitors on the market shut off after the reading has been taken. I want the monitor to read continuously. Actually I realize they do exist. The ICU's in hospitals continually monitor blood pressure remotely. I guess the question now is; where do I get the necessary apparatus so I can monitor my blood pressure as I sit in front of my desktop computer?

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01/06/2013 7:18 PM

Here's one with a digital readout....

http://www.micglobal.co.uk/bp-monitor-nais-diagnostic-station-ew3111-i2518.html

There are better more accurate wearable models on the horizon that don't rely on the cuff method, one such device is in clinical trials now I think, by CardioSign...

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/blood-pressure-tt0408.html

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