Experts at the University of California, San Diego have developed a sticker that measures various biomarkers in body fluids that can also measure blood pressure.
This flexible patch can also be called a health monitor. Experts from the University of California team have created the world’s first patch-sized patch that can simultaneously monitor heart and cardiovascular signals, blood pressure and other chemical fluctuations.
Flexible electronics play a key role in this invention. In this invention, the team that developed the blood pressure sensor is completely different, while the system that tests the chemical cardiovascular and physical affairs has been developed by another team. The whole electronics is glued on a thin polymer.
But this tiny patch has a blood pressure sensor, a chemical sensor, a system for measuring caffeine and alcohol in sweat, and a system for measuring glucose. Externally it is supplied with electricity and its readings can be seen in a machine placed on a counter.
The blood pressure sensor sends an ultrasound into the body and looks at the echoes returning to the blood vessels, which are presented in the form of blood pressure readings. The chemical sensor sends some medicine into the skin, which releases some sweat, and measures the amount of kilograms in the liquid. This measurement can also be viewed on a separate monitor.
Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, want to make the whole process wireless in the next step, but measuring blood pressure is an important invention.