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Blood Pressure monitoring on Galaxy Watches could potentially help Parkinson’s disease patients

A recent study published in the medicals journal claim that blood pressure monitoring on all recent Samsung smartwatches could help people with Parkinson’s disease manage OH (Orthostatic Hypotension).

Galaxy Watches such as the Galaxy Watch 4 series, the Galaxy Watch 3 and the Galaxy Watch Active 2 could help people with Parkinson’s disease manage OH. OH is a problem seen mainly in elderly people, and is a form of low blood pressure caused by blood vessels not narrowing. Galaxy Watches could help detect fluctuations to help manage the disease. Samsung’s Medical centre compared blood pressure readings of the Galaxy Watch 3 with a sphygmomanometer to compare the accuracy of its smartwatches. The readings from the Galaxy Watch 3 were comparable.

The Galaxy Watch Active 2, Galaxy Watch 4, and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic use pulse wave analysis using heart rate sensors to monitor blood pressure.

The test was run on 56 patients, most over 66 years of age.

Overall, it seems as though medical centres could use Samsung smartwatches to detect early issues of Orthostatic hypertension in the near future.


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