Wearable Measures Blood Flow To Monitor Health – via MIT Technology Review

Per Technology Review –

“Compared with state-of-the-art methods for noninvasively measuring blood flow, which rely on optical systems or ultrasound technology, the new sensor is much simpler and less expensive…”

“Characteristics of the blood flow in any given tissue are a good indicator of that tissue’s health. Some conditions, like infection and inflammation, can lead to an increase in local blood flow, whereas others, like atherosclerosis, heart failure, and diabetes, can cause a decrease. If doctors could precisely and even continuously monitor this flow, they could better tailor care to individual patients and conditions.”

Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/news/542931/new-wearable-device-can-measure-your-blood-flow