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Blood pressure is a very important measure and indicator of our overall health. Traditionally measured by physical medical equipment, did you know there is now a blood pressure tracking app? Before we explain how the app works, let us first understand how blood pressure works.

What Is Blood Pressure?

So what exactly is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the pressure of circulating blood in our bodies against the walls of our blood vessels. This pressure happens as our heart pumps blood through our circulatory system. When we measure blood pressure we’re usually shown two numbers, measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). The top number (or first number) is systolic blood pressure, which is the pressure used when our heart beats. While diastolic blood pressure is the number on the bottom (or shown second), which is the pressure that already exists in our arteries between heartbeats.

Why Is It Important to Track Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure tracking is important due to the prevalence of high blood pressure, or hypertension. Hypertension happens when there is too much pressure in your blood vessels. High blood pressure can cause damage to your blood vessels and create health problems. Although anyone can develop hypertension, it is more common in adults.

According to the American Heart Association, over 85 million people in the United States alone have high blood pressure. It is slightly more prevalent in males, but women are more likely to develop hypertension after menopause. High blood pressure is often deemed a silent killer as it sometimes has no cause and many people don’t realize they have it. Making regular blood pressure monitoring an important thing for all adults to do.

How to Track Blood Pressure?

There are many medical devices you can buy that measure blood pressure, and you should keep track of your readings somewhere like a notebook. You can also get it measured at most pharmacies as well as doctors offices and hospitals. However, These devices can be bulky, costly, and confusing to use. veyetals, a wellness app developed by MarkiTech (Markitech.AI ™), in collaboration with Queen’s University Computer, Vision and AI Lab, uses a real-time health monitoring system to measure these biomarkers and more. Within 90-95% accuracy levels using your smartphone’s camera. veyetals is easy to access, use, and track information on, making healthcare more accessible to at-risk populations without the need for costly medical devices.

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Our cloud based, lightweight API allows veyetals to be integrated with the healthcare apps and platforms that matter to you most. The app is interoperable with other healthcare management systems including, but not limited to, SenSights.AI. veyetals drives information sharing with other health management solutions and further enhances the continuum of patient care. 

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Credits: HealthyWomen, Hypertension Canada