American engineers have invented a device that is as short as a stapler pin machine and can detect blood pressure in just five seconds.
This invention by University of Missouri experts is in the prototype phase, which has been tested on 26 people so far.
During the tests, the device detected upper (systolic) blood pressure with 89% accuracy and lower (diastolic) blood pressure with 63% accuracy.
Experts who invented it say that in the case of large-scale preparation, the performance will be improved to almost the same level as the standard blood pressure meters.
The device is equipped with two sensors that can detect the speed of blood in the veins through flashing light flashes like a flashlight.
This device is mounted on the finger like a clip to find out the blood pressure.
Its two sensors detect the speed of blood at two different points on the finger with a difference of only a few milliseconds (thousandths of a second).
The computer program attached to the device uses the same speed of blood to determine blood pressure in just five seconds.
This method is almost identical to the one used in modern oximeters (blood oxygen detectors).
In the latest issue of the research journal “I Triple E Explorer”, the team that invented the device hopes to find out the speed of blood in the veins, blood pressure and heart rate, as well as the amount of oxygen in the blood, body temperature. And the rate of respiration can be determined.
In other words, in the future, this device can be used to quickly diagnose many conditions of human health in addition to blood pressure.