Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Wearable Ultrasound Patch Monitors Cardiovascular Problems

A team of researchers at University of California San Diego created a wearable ultrasound patch for non-invasive monitoring of blood pressure. The patch targets arteries deep beneath the skin's surface and is used to monitor and detect cardiovascular issues earlier and more precisely than conventional methods. By focusing on the central blood vessels, which send blood directly from the heart to major organs, the patch is able to get an accurate blood pressure reading and heart disease prediction. The patch is composed of a silicone elastomer and a electronic "island-bridge" that allows the patch to twist and stretch when it is placed on skin. Learn more about the wearable ultrasound patch at for monitoring cardiovascular problems at University of California San Diego.

Wearable ultrasound patch tracks blood pressure in a deep artery or vein.