Frequent blood pressure (BP) assessment is key to the diagnosis and treatment of many severe diseases, such as heart failure, kidney failure, hypertension, and hemodialysis. Current “gold-standard’’ BP measurement techniques require the complete blockage of blood flow, which causes discomfort and disruption to normal activity when the assessment is done repetitively and frequently.
In this work, CU Boulder Assistant Professor of Computer Science Tam Vu and his team propose a device called eBP to measure BP from inside the user’s ear aiming to minimize the measurement’s impact on users’ normal activities while maximizing its comfort level.
This has potential applications for patients with severe diseases that necessitate the monitoring of blood pressure on a daily or consistent basis.
This technology is available for exclusive or non-exclusive licensing.