Withings Takes on the Silent Killer With a Wearable
A pilot project increased blood pressure monitoring effectiveness to 70 percent
Wearables company Withings, along with the American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF), announced the results of a program to monitor blood pressure. In the program, Measure Up/Pressure Down®, patients participated in a home blood pressure monitoring pilot project led by Withings. The goal of the pilot was to show improved blood pressure control; results showed that blood pressure control rates improved from 38.6 percent to 70 percent when comparing the first and last blood pressures recorded with the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor during the 18-month project.