SmartBP® syncs data from the following devices through Apple HealthKit and/or Microsoft HealthVault:
  • Omron 10 Series Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Wide-Range ComFit Cuff (BP786)
    Omron 10 Series Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Wide-Range ComFit Cuff (BP786)
    Omron
  • A&D Medical Deluxe Connected Blood Pressure Monitor UA-651BLE, Black
    A&D Medical Deluxe Connected Blood Pressure Monitor UA-651BLE, Black
    A&D Medical
  • QardioArm Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor (Apple iOS and Android) Arctic White
    QardioArm Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor (Apple iOS and Android) Arctic White
    Qardio
  • iHealth BP5 Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor for iPhone and Android
    iHealth BP5 Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor for iPhone and Android
    iHealth
  • A&D Medical UA-767PC Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with Wired Communication
    A&D Medical UA-767PC Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with Wired Communication
    A&D Medical
  • Omron Intellisense M10-It Bp Monitor With PC Link
    Omron Intellisense M10-It Bp Monitor With PC Link
    Omron
  • iHealth BP7 Wireless Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor for iPhone and Android
    iHealth BP7 Wireless Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor for iPhone and Android
    iHealth
  • Nokia BPM+ – Compact Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
    Nokia BPM+ – Compact Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
    Withings Inc
  • HoMedics BPA-260-CBL Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor, Gray
    HoMedics BPA-260-CBL Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor, Gray
    HoMedics
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Tuesday
Jul242012

SmartBP version 1.1 released

SmartBP version 1.1 is released. Here are the release notes:

1) fixed bug of home page alignment when ad is clicked 
2) added links within app in info section 
3) added review button to info section 

Download SmartBP v1.1 for free from the Apple App Store by clicking on the link below:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smart-blood-pressure/id519076558?mt=8


 

Saturday
Jul212012

5 reasons to keep track of your Blood Pressure measurements

Over the past few months when SmartBP was being developed, many people have asked me "Ok sure I can measure my blood pressure at home and with today's technology I can share it with my physician anywhere and anytime. But is it really important that I record all my readings? I don't even know if its important that I measure my blood pressure, let alone maintain all my measurements" So is keeping track of your blood pressure measurements really that important? Ofcourse it is. Here are 5 reasons why you need to regularly measure your blood pressure and record your measurements:

1) Accuracy: In the Doctor's office blood pressure measurements maybe inaccurate due to white coat hypertension, a phenomenon where blood pressure is elevated due to anxiety. We can all be a bit unnerved in a clincial setting. Measuring blood pressure at home regularly and averaging these measurements can produce a more accurate assessment of your condition.

2) Motivation: Like looking at your weighing scale everyday in the morning and pushing yourself to get achieve your target weight goals, regularly monitoring your blood pressure can motivate you to set a goal and achieve it. An increase of 20 mmHg systolic and 10 mmHg diastolic doubles the risk of heart disease. 

3) Baselining: Blood pressure changes and fluctuates throughout the day. Therefore baselining is important so that your doctor understands where you really are and where your really need to be.

4) Silent Killer: High blood pressure has no symptoms which is why it is also referred to as a silent killer. Untreated hypertension (or high blood pressure) increases the risk of heart, blood vessels and kidney diseases. Therefore it is important to be proactive and track your blood pressure regularly.  

5) Track your Progress: In addition to your doctor, family and friends it is really you who needs to be actively involved in your health. Being informed and tracking the progress you are making can put you in a better position to make informed decisions for lifestyle modifications and medications. As the bandwidth of most healthcare professionals is limited, you will need to make the time for yourself to be in control of your health. Keeping track of your blood pressure measurements helps you analyze results and the progress you are making. This helps you to figure out if a certain diet, medication or any other treatment plan has proven effective. 

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Wednesday
Jul182012

Synchronize Blood Pressure Measurements from Blood Pressure Monitors through Microsoft Healthvault

SmartBP can store and access blood pressure measurements anywhere and anytime using Microsoft HealthVault. You can avoid manual data entry and reduce errors by automatically uploading blood pressure measurements to HealthVault and synchronizing the information with SmartBP. The following Blood Pressure Monitors can connect to HealthVault: 

* A&D Medical UA-767PC Blood Pressure Monitor
* Omron BP791IT Blood Pressure Monitor
* Withings BP-800 Blood Pressure Monitor
* HoMedics BPA-260-CBL Blood Pressure Monitor

The above devices can be connected to your PC using Microsoft Connection Center software. The drivers are installed in the above blood pressure monitors, so it should directly upload the blood pressure measurements to HealthVault. This information can be synced with SmartBP from the app at a click or rather tap of a button.

Happy Syncing!


Monday
Jul092012

Blood Pressure Chart

 

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Above table provides a classification of BP for adults 18 years and older. The classification is based on the average of two or more properly measured, seated, BP readings on each of two or more office visits.

This Classification of blood pressure for adults is based on The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC7; NIH Publication No. 04-5230, Aug 2004). This report was created by The National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP). The work was supported by The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

As per the report, the classification mentioned are intended as a guide and not a mandate. Therefore discuss with your doctor for more detailed information about your condition.

Monday
Jun252012

Smart Blood Pressure in the Apple App Store

Smart Blood Pressure is available in the Apple App Store. You can download the App for free here