February is more than a month for lovers; it is also a month to take care of our heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, taking about 655,000 American lives annually, according to the CDC.
When it comes to heat diseases, people usually think about high blood pressure and other general symptoms such as headache, dizziness, blurred vision, shortness of breath, chest pain, stomachache, etc. In reality, many will not experience any symptoms before suffering a major complication such as a heart attack. As cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of global death, here’s a list of at-home monitoring products that are not only useful for heart health month but for daily life
Withings wants to keep your cardiovascular health in top shape. It offers smart products that enable you to have 24/7 heart monitoring at home and on your wrist with FDA-cleared medical-grade ECGs and, Sp02 readings, Vascular age readings on a home scale. Withings SacanWatch Horizon is the latest luxury addition of its ScanWatch that gives dapper dads a stylish touch on their daily outfits while helping them monitor their health. With its stunning diver style form factor and state-of-the-art medical-grade technology, this hybrid smartwatch delivers health and wellness features in an amazing stylish design. BPM Connect has been designed to be the most user-friendly Withings device to date, providing users with unparalleled convenience when taking blood pressure readings and monitoring a user’s cardiovascular health over time. The BPM Connect is especially easy to travel with thanks to its more compact design and smaller cuff. Body Comp is a complete body assessment scale measuring multiple biomarkers typically only assessed in a professional clinical setting. Body Comp advanced health metrics go beyond weight management to bring cardiovascular and nerve health risk assessment into the home.
Withings products are available today; however, later this year, you could be able to take your blood pressure from your index finger without the need to use bulky, painful cuffs with Valencell and take over 30 medical-grade health vitals using any video-enabled device with NuraLogix.
Forget bulky, painful cuffs, the way people monitor blood pressure and manage chronic diseases such as hypertension is about to get much easier. At CES, Valencell, the company whose optical heart rate technology virtually created the wearables category’s ability to measure cardiovascular vitals during exercise, launched a digital health solution that combines the world’s first device to accurately measure blood pressure (BP) without a cuff or the need for calibration from the finger using blood flow technology. While calibration and cuffless-free BP monitoring has been promised for some time, the technology has so far eluded the industry. The finger clip device from Valencell is able to do this in just 60 seconds with sensors that use reflected light to measure blood flow patterns and clinically validated AI algorithms that combine this information with physical characteristics such as age, weight, gender, and height to calculate blood pressure.
NuraLogix’s technology can take over 30 medical-grade health vitals using any video-enabled device; it has launched a new platform that performs continuous health and vital sign measurements while on a video telemedicine call. This is the latest addition to the AnuraTM platform that uses conventional video cameras to extract facial blood flow information to accurately calculate a host of vital signs and health risk assessments – using only the ubiquitous mobile and desktop devices already in the hands of billions of people. It is powered by the company’s Transdermal Optical Imaging (TOI™) technology, a novel form of Remote Photoplethysmography (rPPG) that automatically detects a person’s face, identifies key regions of interest, and extracts blood flow information that is combined with powerful AI data models developed from more than 40,000 patients with multiple health conditions.