Bogus blood pressure apps prompt regulation call

Sunday 6 March 2016 | 18:59 CET | News
The mobile app Instant Blood Pressure, which has been downloaded over 100,000 times by people wanting to measure their blood pressure, was found by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) researchers to be both inaccurate and unsafe, CBS Interactive reports. The app pulled from the market in July 2015 (but still usable by downloaders) claimed to be able to measure blood pressure when a person places their cellphone on their chest and covers the built-in camera lens with a finger. Plante recommended taking other similar apps off the market until their results are compared to standard blood pressure

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