Samsung announced this week that it’s Samsung Health Monitor app has received official approval from South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, thereby certifying its software as a medical device (SaMD). Now, the blood pressure monitor by smartwatches.
“The Samsung Health Monitor app has the potential to help millions of people around the world who are affected by high blood pressure,” said Taejong Jay Yang, corporate vice president and head of a healthcare team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
This tool will allow users to easily monitor and track their blood pressure by syncing it with Galaxy Watch devices. To do this, they will first need to calibrate the application with a traditional measuring cuff.
To ensure the accuracy of the data obtained, Samsung Health Monitor should be calibrated at least every four weeks, manually entering three separate readings from the standard blood pressure cuff.
The smartwatch’s heart rate monitoring sensors measure through pulse wave analysis. The program then examines the relationship between the calibration value and the change in blood pressure to determine the blood pressure.
Also, Galaxy Watch owners will be able to track their exercise routines, sleep cycles, and stress levels, with the goal of obtaining additional information about medical care that could help them improve their well-being.
The Samsung Health Monitor application will be available from the third quarter of the year for the Galaxy Watch Active2, and later it will be progressively implemented in the next Galaxy Watch devices.
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