It’s been awhile since that the Apple Watch was released, and Apple has slowly added new health tracking features. The smartwatch had originally debuted with a heart rate monitor, which was later followed by an ECG monitor, and then even more recently, a blood oxygen monitor, but the latest news from tech news blogs is pointing towards the possibility of a blood pressure monitoring feature to be next.
According to reports from Apple World Today, they’ve now discovered a patent filed by Apple which suggests that the company may be looking into the idea of maybe including a blood pressure monitoring tool in the Apple Watch. As of right now, measuring the blood pressure requires an external device that involves the use of oscillometry cuffs.
They always tend to be bulky and not very portable, which is why that having this feature built into a smartwatch would be very useful, especially if it can take readings on the spot too. Apple has acknowledged that maybe a smartwatch may not necessarily provide the most accurate readings, which is why the patent is also suggesting that the watch could make more corrections by making the readings more accurate some how.
As well with all the health monitoring tools built into the Apple Watch, they’re not completely designed to replace more professional and medical grade equipment. Though, like we said before, it may be used on the spot to take readings initially, which the wearer can go to a medical professional with a followup and more comprehensive testing if they so please.
With that said, this is the only patent i see so far from Apple that is hinting a feature like this, so we will just have to wait and see if this feature becomes a reality.
via Uber Gizmo