NEUCHATEL, Switzerland – Startup digital health company aktiia has developed a bracelet that continuously monitors blood pressure. “By offering continuous and accurate blood pressure measurement at the wrist, the creation of aktiia represents a major step forward in the precise long-term monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, as well as the fight against cardiovascular diseases,” said Josep Sola, chief technology officer at aktiia, in a statement. The bracelet uses optical blood pressure monitoring technology, which combines common optical sensors and clinically validated software algorithms to measure blood pressure at the wrist. “Having robust and detailed yet comfortable monitoring of one’s blood pressure will allow patients and health care professionals alike to better understand the underlying causes of high blood pressure to develop new approaches to deal with this limiting and life-threatening condition,” Sola said. “By deploying an accurate and comfortable technology for the diagnosis and management of hypertension, aktiia’s mission is to contribute to prevention, to save lives and to help reduce healthcare costs worldwide.” The company, a spinout of the research and development center CSEM, plans to build a global team with offices in Switzerland and the U.S. in the coming months, expanding its global strategic partnership network.
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