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A skin patch for sensing blood pressures

Nature Biomedical Engineeringvolume 2pages633634 (2018) | Download Citation

A wearable ultrasound patch enables the continuous monitoring of cardiovascular performance outside the intensive care unit.

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    • Steven R. Steinhubl
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