Patent published on September 26, 2023

Patent Might Make Brigham Young's Wearable Health Monitor More Accurate

Staying healthy is a primary concern for every one of us, but irregularities in our bodies often go unnoticed until they manifest as major health issues. One of the reasons for this is the inaccuracy of non-invasive techniques which monitor our health parameters without putting us under the knife. Such techniques, although helpful, often get hindered by "noise" - an unwanted piece of information that interferes with the real data. Brigham Young University has come up with a solution to this issue in the form of a patent (US11766196B1), which promises to amplify the accuracy of these techniques.

Because of the noise present in non-invasive techniques, many a time vital information gets lost, leading to a potential delay in health assessments. These false signals and noises could also confuse practitioners, leading to misinterpretation and wrongful treatments, further adding to patients' woes.

Brigham Young's invention, rather than being a device, consists of a system and methods focused on eliminating these interfering noises. The technology behind this patent does this by taking two sets of measurements, comparing them against each other, and making the final interpretations based on the differences. Such an approach effectively cuts down the impact of the interfering elements and significantly amplifies the accuracy of the tests.

Just think about a world where every change in your body gets noticed well in advance. Imagine a wearable gadget on your wrist or arm that can tell you about any changes in your blood parameters or any other physiological shifts that might require attention. The device would be like a 24/7 digital health advisor.

This is the potential that Brigham Young's patent possesses. It could revolutionize how we perceive health monitoring systems. People, regardless of their professions, health backgrounds, or daily routines, could use it to keep track of their health parameters. For differently-abled individuals or chronically ill patients, such a device could provide regular updates about their body, helping them avoid potential health crises.

Before we create a utopia with this technology, remember that this invention is still a patent. Its practical implementation and availability in the market depend upon several factors like further testing, manufacturing, and distribution costs. Being a patent doesn't guarantee its availability in the market. Thus, although the benefits promised by this invention are exciting, one must keep patient for it to eventually materialize and become a part of our daily lives.

P.S. This patent is a step towards making our health monitoring systems more efficient. It might take time for it to appear on the market, but the benefits it possesses make us optimistic about its future.

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