Binah.ai has just announced that its app can now measure blood pressure without a cuff or other sensor. Thanks to an artificial intelligence that analyzes your image, a simple smartphone or a computer with a camera is enough.
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A simple camera would suffice to monitor the state of sound. heart. It is the announcement of Binah.ai, a company specializing in artificial intelligence and health. The firm added the measure of pression arterial to her application that works on smartphone or computer.
The system uses photoplethysmography (PPG), in other words it measures the light reflected by the skin to assess changes in volumes blood. Thanks to the’deep learning, artificial intelligence analyzes the images coming from the camera and manages to determine the blood pressure, as well as cardiac frequency, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate and many more. One minute is enough to obtain the measurements.
An extensive study scheduled for February
Such an advance could greatly help in the follow-up of patients with the generalization of the telemedecine. However, the system does not have any medical clearance and should be viewed as a wellness feature. In addition, internal validation studies were performed on only 264 people, and the data has not been published. Also, this approach does not use any calibration.
According to The Verge, the firm intends to launch a new, more extensive study in February to obtain authorization from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the USA. However, the app will not be directly available to the general public. Binah.ai offers a development kit (SDK) for other companies to add these functions in their own application. The firm is currently working with two manufacturers oflaptop and a manufacturer of smartphones to integrate the system into their devices.
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