Mediatek, NTU, NTUH partner for smartphone blood pressure tech

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Taipei, May 29 (CNA) MediaTek Inc., the largest integrated circuit designer in Taiwan, announced Tuesday that it is working on chip technology that will allow smartphone users to measure their blood pressure using their handsets in 60 seconds.

According to a press statement, MediaTek has been working with National Taiwan University (NTU) and National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) since 2011 to develop a series of medical electronics technology to provide innovations in the field.

The latest project combines biosensor wafers and algorithms to not only measure blood pressure but provide smart solutions to health problems with blood pressure based on an analysis of over 10,000 datasets.

T.L. Lee (李宗霖), general manager of the company's wireless communications business unit, said that Mediatek is developing semiconductor chip technology in the application of health management.

It is the company's hope that through these joint development projects with NTU and NTUH, more value can be added to handsets and wearable devices, he said.

(By Chung Jung-feng and Kuan-lin Liu)

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