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.

Reinventing Blood Pressure Monitoring

Extensive research by the team at aktiia reveals that blood pressure leaves a kind of “fingerprint”: a pulsating wave measurable by shining a tiny beam of light through the skin. The shape of this wave, determined by the microscopic motions of the vessel walls, is filled with precise blood pressure data.

aktiia scientists have spent fifteen years learning to decode this information into precise blood pressure readings at any instant – beat-to-beat and around the clock.

Using any wearable PPG sensor, the aktiia technology provides reporting that will fit any requirement: trend monitoring in existing wearables, daily self-monitoring, high quality data for medical professionals for diagnosis and treatment, as well as for research.

aktiia will embed its technology in non-medical third-party wearables for preventive purpose and in its own medical-grade wearable for diagnosis and management of hypertension.

Learn more about aktiia’s technology by downloading our whitepaper.

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