Samsung’s App Measures Blood Pressure When Paired with a Smartwatch Approved by South Korea

Samsung app for blood pressure
Credit: Samsung

The Samsung app, which measures blood pressure on its smartwatch, was approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea for use.

The app will be available on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in the third quarter called the Samsung Health Monitor, Samsung said.

According to Samsung, once the smartwatch has been calibrated with a conventional blood pressure measuring suit, the user does not need to use his device and will simply be able to tap the smartwatch when wearing it to monitor blood pressure.

Measurement is achieved by the heart rate control system pulse wave study. The app analyzes the relationship between any increases in blood pressure and the reference value to assess levels of blood pressure.

Users would be expected to calibrate their equipment with the mango for precision purposes at least every four weeks. However, it stated.

The Ministry said that the Samsung device fulfils all requirements for a conventional automatic blood pressure meter.

In February, the Ministry updated its medical safety mobile app guidelines so that apps can be approved separately from physical devices, including smartphones and tablets.

After the study, 35 medical devices for over-the-counter sales have been cleared. Many were for CT and X-ray analysis.

Samsung is also exploring several areas to support digital health companies, such as the establishment of the Samsung Medical Center along with local telco KT, which hires 5 G remote diagnostics networks.

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