High blood pressure affects millions of people around the world. Specialists recommend checking your blood pressure on a regular basis
since the hypertension often goes unnoticed and the complications include heart problems, metabolic syndrome, vision loss and others. Nowadays there is a variety of blood pressure
monitors that require complicated manipulations and data recording.
Checking your blood pressure regularly is essential for health and is a lot more difficult for blind people.
Tensio blood pressure monitor designed by Diana Dumitrescu
is a concept now, but will soon become more than just a nice health gadget
. This blood pressure monitor
in a form of an electronic wristband tracks your blood pressure without the necessity to use your sight for this purpose.
The flexible wristband is made of inflatable foam, where the results appear on a display in Braille
form, the system that lets blind people read using their tactile sensation.
The Tensio Blood pressure monitor is also a great first aid device that can wirelessly call for help
in case of emergency.
If you have to deal with high blood pressure, checking your blood pressure
and heart rate regularly becomes crucial to your health condition. The iHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System
that was developed for your iPhone, iPod or iPad includes a blood pressure cuff, portable dock and an iHealth application
for this purpose.
Using the iHealth
on your iPhone, you can check your blood pressure and heart rate, placing your gadget in the portable dock that also charges it for longer use.
Having high blood pressure often means that you need to take blood pressure drugs regularly. But the makers of a new health gadget
claim that their device can help control your blood pressure without medications.
The gadget called Resperate
works by slowing down user's breathing, playing soothing music
It is known that blood pressure readings can be different throughout the day. Usually it is recommended to check your blood pressure twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening for about three times. But keep in mind that blood pressure tends to be the highest in the morning, right after waking up. That's why it is a better idea to check it an hour or so after waking up, but before exercising.
Also food, smoking, exercising, medicines can also affect your blood pressure, so it is better to avoid them half an hour before taking your blood pressure.
a company that is known for its clinical-grade non-invasive blood pressure
products and technology has released series of disposable blood pressure cuffs.
These blood pressure cuffs were developed to reduce cross contamination
especially, when infection is involved.
Soon checking your blood pressure
could become even easier with a new device developed by researchers at the University of Leicester
and the Singapore-based medical technology company HealthSTATS International
Relaxing music by Mozart was found to reduce blood pressure
if you listen to it at least three times per week.
During a study, two groups of the senior volunteers were asked to listen to 12-minutes relaxation tapes and 12-minutes classical music
by Mozart three times a week for four months period. Scientists took blood pressure of the participants before and after the experiment.