Samsung Electronics quotes a recent in-house medical research report as a new blood pressure monitoring mechanism Galaxy watch It will be useful for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
South Korean electronics giant described studies conducted by research doctors published in major medical journals Neurology FrontierShows that the Galaxy Watch may help Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients effectively manage orthostatic hypotension (OH). Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a type of hypotension caused by the inability of blood vessels to constrict.
Basically, Samsung’s research compared the BP readings collected by the Galaxy Watch 3 with the BP readings measured by the sphygmomanometer. Both were said to be similar in terms of accuracy.
Survey implementation method
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Watch Active 2, and the latest Galaxy Watch 4 have sensors that can monitor BP through pulse wave analysis tracked by a heart rate monitor. Users can close the BP (via the Samsung Health Monitor app) and share it with their healthcare professional in PDF file format during the visit.
Researchers at the Samsung Medical Center are said to have performed blood pressure tests on 56 patients with an average age of 66.9 years, using a sphygmomanometer on one arm and a Galaxy Watch 3 on the other arm. Each patient clearly measured blood pressure three times with both devices.
“The findings show that the BP measured by both the Galaxy Watch and the sphygmomanometer are comparable. The mean and standard deviation of the difference is 0.4 ± 4.6 mmHg for systolic BP (SBP), diastolic BP. (DBP) was 1.1 ± 4.5 mmHg. The correlation coefficient (r) between the two devices was 0.967 for SBP and 0.916 for DBP. The closer the correlation coefficient is to 1, the more the two devices track each other. “I will,” Samsung said at a press conference.
Samsung says the Galaxy Watch is more portable and convenient than traditional blood pressure monitors. This allows PD patients to measure BP whenever and wherever they need it.
“If you can use your smartwatch to regularly measure your patient’s BP and detect potential problems early, it will be very helpful in treating and managing PD,” the research team reportedly said. ..
A study entitled “Verification of Blood Pressure Measurements Using Smartwatches in Parkinson’s Disease Patients” led by Dr. Cho and Dr. Anne’s research team was published in the latest issue of a medical journal. Neurology Frontier..
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