Dr. Ram Dantu featured on front page of Denton Record-Chronicle

Dr. Ram Dantu showing the mobile phone application that measures blood pressure

Dr. Ram Dantu, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has created a new way to check blood pressure using a smartphone. Instead of the usual cuff to check blood pressure, Dantu created a small attachment that uses the flat disk of a stethoscope. The diaphragm can be placed over clothing and still take an accurate measurement. Dantu said this is just a prototype and he wants to make something more sophisticated and manufacture it for consumer use.

Read the article in the Denton Record-Chronicle. A video of how the device works is at the end of the article. KDAF-TV came to Discovery Park to film this news story, which aired April 2, 2012.

Monday, April 2, 2012