ROHM and Equate Health announced their partnership on an unprecedented cuffless blood pressure that combines ROHM's 2nd generation heart rate sensor with Equate Health's AI and machine learning tools.
Conventional methods, such as those using a sphygmomanometer to first occlude the artery before performing measurement while releasing pressure, can present a number of difficulties (i.e. positioning of the cuff) and often involve bulky instruments that consume significant amounts of power. In contrast, this novel solution monitors blood pressure by incorporating ROHM's high-performance BH1792GLC optical heart rate sensor featuring a current consumption of just 0.44mA (during measurement), 1024Hz sampling rate, and integrated optical filter that enable high accuracy, low power pulse detection. Sensor data is then processed using Equate Health's targeted algorithms based on proprietary AI/machine learning tools (more info).