LMD: Smartphone-Integrated, Medically-Accurate Blood Pressure Monitoring Technology for the Many, Not the Few

LMD CEO Mark-Eric Jones to address Sensor Expo & Conference: San Jose
CA, 27-29 June

LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leman Micro Devices (LMD), the developer of regulated consumer
healthcare products that is backed by major players within the mobile
device industry, will address the upcoming Sensors Expo & Conference,
McEnery Convention Centre, San Jose, California, June 27-29, with a
paper that highlights how low cost (free to the user) sensor technology
integrated into smartphones is likely to cause exponential growth in
this life-saving sector.

LMD’s CEO Mark-Eric Jones will say that presently there is a vicious
circle: few medical devices are sold because they cost too much, and
that they cost too much because few are sold. The company’s V-Sensor
health sensor and app – the only smartphone-integrated solution that
measures blood pressure and other vital signs with medical accuracy –
addresses this issue as it has been designed for low cost high volume
markets from the outset. LMD’s proprietary ASIC, custom software and
production test facility drive down the component and manufacturing
costs. With a worldwide annual market of 1.5 billion smartphones, there
are implications for the sensor industry concerning the commoditization
of what are currently deemed ‘exotic’ medical devices.

LMD’s V-Sensor is currently being readied for submission to the FDA, and
once it has been approved, smartphone makers are expected to begin
integrating it into next gen handsets from 2018. Commented Jones:
“Millions of people die needlessly every year, especially in poorer
regions, simply through lack of affordable, accurate blood pressure
measurement. The approach we have taken with the design of the sensor
means that the user incurs no price, power consumption or size penalty.
Effectively, they get a medically accurate, easy-to-use blood pressure
monitor free with their next smartphone upgrade. For smartphone makers,
they get the biggest new selling feature since the introduction of a
high resolution camera.”

The V-Sensor uses the established Riva-Rocci technique to measure blood
pressure. However, instead of using a cuff on the arm, the user simply
presses their finger against LMD’s V-Sensor built into the smartphone.
Other features give medically-accurate readings of your body temperature
as well as blood oxygen saturation, heart rate and respiration rate. All
five measurements are performed anywhere at any time in under 60 seconds
by following simple instructions and without any extra accessories.

About Leman Micro Devices

Founded in 2010, Leman Micro Devices (LMD) is based in Lausanne,
Switzerland, in the heart of the “Health Valley” and close to EPFL
University and major phone sensor companies. Funded by Business Angels,
Venture Capital, and two major players in the smartphone sector, the ISO
13485 certified company’s first product is a unique sensor and software
combination that measures blood pressure and other vital signs to
medical accuracy using a smartphone. LMD’s V-Sensor health sensor and
app is expected to garner international regulatory body approval this


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