All the latest Samsung smartwatch, including the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, are equipped with different health monitoring features for those who use them. According to a research by “Frontiers in Neurology,” the feature of measuring blood pressure could help Parkinson’s patients, avoiding falls and promoting an early diagnosis of the disease.
In particular, smartwatch may identify cases of orthostatic hypotension, a sudden drop in blood pressure that is related to Parkinson’s disease in some people, especially elderly people, and can cause unexpected fainting and falls. Monitoring guaranteed by Samsung Galaxy smartwatch can keep pressure fluctuations under control, allowing those suffering from it to avoid dangerous falls for their health, but also to identify Parkinson’s early in life in individuals who are not affected by other symptoms of the disease.
Two Samsung Medical Center employees compared the pressure measurement of a Galaxy Watch 4 and a sphygmomanometer: the results of the experiment are extremely positive for the Korean watch, which has a precision close to that of a The Samsung Medical Center research team also stated that “orthostatic hypotension is a common and dangerous symptom that affects many people living with Parkinson’s disease. Furthermore, blood pressure could allow us to constantly observe the symptoms of the disease and find potential problems at their early stages, allowing us to identify Parkinson’s immediately and limit the negative effects on the person.”
The pressure monitoring feature is available in Italy and in several other countries: you can activate it via the Samsung Health Monitor app. Among other features of the smart watches of the Korean giant, we remind you that Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 also works as walkie-talkie.