In addition to the ability to monitor your heart rate and Oxygen level via the heart rate sensor, the new Galaxy S9 duo comes embedded with an advanced optical sensor designed to measure your blood pressure level directly from the smartphone without any external hardware.
To this end, Samsung said it has teamed up with a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco to develop an App called My BP Lab that will aid the efficient use of the blood pressure sensor. My BP Lab leverages an innovative optical sensor available on the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to provide users with richer, more accurate information about their health status.
Upon installation of the My BP Lab app, users will be required to join a three-week research study by the University of California, San Francisco. The study aims to track stress and how it affects users’ wellbeing and would, therefore, require users to provide data on their day to day sleep, exercise, diet, as well as blood pressure measurement using the embedded optical sensor for blood pressure.
Participants would upon demand be provided with useful and personalized health information regarding their stress and the relationship between their sleep patterns and blood pressure levels.
The My BP Lab will be available on the Google Play store on March 15, a day before the two phones go on sale. Its limited to interested users in the United States who are eighteen years of age or older.