Samsung's Galaxy S9 to include blood pressure monitor, research app
Originally posted by Laura Lovett
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Samsung’s latest phones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, will incorporate a new digital health app that will track users' blood pressure and stress level while helping researchers collect data. Seoul-based Samsung Electronics teamed up with the University of California San Fransisco to develop the research app, called My BP Lab.
Samsung has been connected to the digital health field for some time. In fact, in October consumer electronics company announced that two of the spin-out companies from its incubator, C-Labs, are digital health related. One is a phone overlay for people with presbyopia and the other is a glucometer that attaches to a phone and uses its camera to analyze glucose levels.
Samsung has also been making some key health-related partnerships. Most recently, the company announced that it would be teaming up with MobileHelp, maker of home and wearable medical alert devices, to integrate a personal emergency response system to Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches.