A niche no more: What today’s modern medical wearables can do for you


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  • Monday, 25 Mar 2019

FILED - Most smartwatches can measure your pulse, but the Withings Move ECG also gives you complex reading on potential rhythmic disorders. Photo: Andrea Warnecke/dpa/dpa-tmn

Most people are probably familiar with blood-pressure gauges. They have an inflatable cuff, air tube, measuring unit and sometimes a small built-in computer. But that was yesterday. 

Among the exhibits at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, was a modern blood-pressure gauge. Called BPM Core, the French-made device measures heart rate along with blood pressure, takes an electrocardiogram and can point to a risk of serious conditions, including atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disease. On top of it all, it syncs its data to a health app on your smartphone. 

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