Apple Invents UI to Assist Users Create Journal Using its Blood Pressure Cuff

A new patent filing from Apple published this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals a new user interface for those that will use the company’s future blood pressure cuff to create an ongoing health journal (via Patently Apple).


In its latest patent application, Apple details new techniques for managing and presenting health data relating to hypertension using electronic devices. The company also highlights how existing techniques require more time than necessary, “wasting user time and device energy.”

Apple’s technique provides electronic devices with faster, more efficient methods and interfaces for managing health data. One method comprises receiving the first data associated with a user of the computer system from one or more sensors, where the first data from these sensors does not include a direct measurement of pressure.

In one embodiment, Apple shows an Apple Watch collecting data using various sensors over a predetermined period of time, such as 30 days before the watch or iPhone determines whether the data satisfies the set of notification criteria.

For battery-operated computing devices, such methods and interfaces conserve power and increase the time between battery charges. Such methods and interfaces also provide a user with notifications related to health events, thereby providing the user with information related to his or her health without requiring input.

Such methods and interfaces also enable a user to conveniently track health information, thereby facilitating a user’s ability monitor his or her health.

The application lists Matthew Crowley as the sole inventor, who also works on health features on iOS and watchOS.

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