Galaxy S9 and S9 + with the help of a regular heart rate monitor will be able to measure the arterial pressure of users. To do this, the manufacturer installs on the smartphones an experimental application My BP Lab, created by experts Samsung Electronics with the assistance of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.
Work My BP Lab is provided with a new generation optical sensor located on the back of smartphones, as well as special algorithms. It is possible that the creation of My BP Lab used the same developments that underpin the Cardiogram application for Apple Watch. It is also capable of detecting hypertension, diabetes at an early stage and sleep apnea.
My BP Lab will be available in the Google Play catalog from March 15, as well as on all Galaxy S9 and S9 +, shipped to the US. Users who run the application will be asked to fill in a small questionnaire about themselves, after which a three-week experiment will begin. Special algorithms based on data on the human body will measure BP, as well as deal with the identification of stress.