Originated from the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), this is the first time for Hong Kong to participate in May Measurement Month (MMM). As technical support of the event, DeepHealth introduced the newly-launched mobile application — HealthCap to the general public. HealthCap provides a digital platform for users to record their blood pressure measurement. By simply taking a photo of their blood pressure monitor, the readings would be captured and visualized by the app to keep a record of the data. The simple interface of the app makes it very user-friendly even for the elderly. Doctors could make diagnosis with the use of this platform to view the user’s blood pressure records.
HealthCap is generally easy to use. I love the photo capture function of the app as it is really convenient to record blood pressure data. I would definitely continue to use the app and stop copying blood pressure data in my paper-form notebook.
At the event, the DeepHealth team provided on-site blood pressure measurement services to the public. The measurement method is up to the international standard as suggested by the ISH, which is to measure three readings with 3 minutes resting time between each measurement. On that day, we collected data via HealthCap and screened out 23.3% of participants who have hypertension but without being medically diagnosed before. Among them, 54.4% of them were aged 40-64.
The team also educated the public on the correct procedures and position for taking blood pressure, hoping to encourage citizens to self-monitor their blood pressure at home. Health promotion booths were set up to provide information for blood pressure management, dietary habit consultation, and cancer prevention.