Zhao Ni and Yuan-ting Zhang of the Chinese University of Hong Kong have developed an ultra-thin, waterproof, cuffless blood pressure sensor that can be worn on the wrist, woven into clothes or bed sheets, or integrated into an earpiece. The monitor detects blood flow and monitors health data through color reflected by skin and image depth. It provides continuous, wireless monitoring and abnormality alerts.
Professor Zhao believes that in the future, the sensor could use AI to improve itself. She intends to broaden its applications to include monitoring breathing rate and blood oxygen level, to also replace a finger -worn pulse oximeter.
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