According to the World Health Organization, one in every third adult suffers from hypertension. Hypertension can lead to severe health related issues including stroke and heart failure. Hypertension alone costs over $131B in health care costs, according to American Heart Association, and results in 7.5 million premature deaths.
Some of the new technologies including photoplethysmography (PPG), electrocardiogram (ECG), pressure sensing, and/or a combination of these technologies show good promise. Several of these technologies are currently in advanced stages of clinical trials and exploring deployment models into next generation wearables. Checkmate "Silent Killer"!
Andrew Baker joined Maxim Integrated in 2009. He has more than 20 years of experience in the electronics industry in roles ranging from development engineering to sales as well as business/product management. In his current role, he is responsible for leading Maxim's wearable solutions initiatives for sensors and power management, as well as multiple other product lines. Andrew holds a Bachelor's degree with honors in electronic engineering from the University of Portsmouth, UK.
Maxim develops innovative analog ICs for the automotive, industrial, healthcare, mobile consumer, and cloud data center markets. We make technology smaller, smarter, more secure and energy efficient, so that our customers can meet the demands of an integrated world. Learn more at http://www.maximintegrated.com.