Parkinson’s Sufferers Advised To Wear Samsung Galaxy Watch, For What?


KOMPAS.com – Although identified with the disease “old man”, Parkinson’s disease can afflict individuals at any age.

In people with Parkinson’s, neurological disorders will develop and get worse over time.

One of the common problems found in people with Parkinson’s is orthostatic hypotension (orthostatic hypotension).

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Orthostatic hypotension is low blood pressure caused by blood vessels failing to narrow.

Those with heart-related problems or who are older are at risk for falls if they have orthostatic hypotension.

However, this condition can be managed by using the blood pressure tracking feature found on smart watches (smartwatch) made by Samsung.

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The Samsung smartwatches in question include the Galaxy Watch Active 2, Galaxy Watch 3, and Galaxy Watch 4, as well as the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

A recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology found that the blood pressure tracking feature in these Galaxy watches can help people with Parkinson’s.

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Because, fourth smartwatch made by the Korean technology giant uses pulse wave analysis with a heart rate sensor to monitor blood pressure.

Dr Jin Whan Cho at Samsung Medical Center, and Dr Jong Hyeon Ahn compared the blood pressure readings on the Galaxy Watch 3 with a blood pressure meter (sphygmomanometer).

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