Combining healthcare with modern technology is the goal of many multinational companies. While Apple is the oldest in these efforts with its watch, Samsung definitely doesn’t want to be left behind. The next flexible Galaxy Fold smartphone model is to have more focus on monitoring bodily functions, at least according to a patent unveiled by a Dutch server. LetsGoDigital.
Samsung should use flexible fittings to gauge health functions, both from the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Galaxy Z Flip, each slightly different. The first method relates to Fold 2 – the user must place their finger between the edges of the screen when folded with the finger touching the top and the bottom. With the help of two measuring sensors, the phone should determine the heart rate and blood pressure and then display them on the external display.
The sensors will measure the blood flow in the finger using the capacitance shift method. The phone captures the amplitude of the pulse waves, takes a picture and then analyzes the pixel intensity, which converts it into data more medically understandable.
The second method works with the Open to Cover like the Galaxy Z Flip. The user will hold the unlocked phone in the palm of his hand, with one sensor touching the wrist while the other is collecting data from the finger. The new sensors are used not only to measure heart rate and blood pressure, but also to measure vascular age, vascular compliance, aortic pressure, arterial stiffness, stress levels and fatigue levels. If we see this type of measurement in the next flexible phone, it is in the stars, but if so, the question arises of how accurate this measurement is and whether it will reliably serve even for basic orientation.