Time for Change
Today, health care professionals measure blood pressure with a cuff. They inflate it to restrict blood flow in the arm, then listen for its return with a stethoscope, or a machine that relies on a tiny microphone. This “cuff” method, virtually unchanged since its invention in the 1800s, requires you to stop whatever you’re doing for several minutes just to get a single reading. Even worse, it can produce a mistakenly high reading if you’re nervous about a high measurement in the first place.
But there is a better way: passive, precise, and always monitoring. Here’s how it works.