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Tool to track your blood pressure
InfectiouSoul posted:

I have a friend who has high blood pressure as does pretty much his whole family. His doctor asks them to regularly take their bp and record the results, then bring it in during their doctor visits. He found it cumbersome to do this: either he didn't have paper or pen on him or if he did note it down he would loose the napkin he wrote it on. Then when he came back home he would have to collate the information so it could be presented to his doctor in a readable format. He thought there has to be a better, automated way to do this and so he asked me for help (I am a software engineer).

Since he never has a piece of paper on him, but always his cell phone, he wanted to be able to send a simple text message (SMS) with his bp reading which would then get stored so that he could retrieve it later. And so I build exactly that for him and he and his family (including his 72 year old mother) have been using it now for a few months and are absolutely delighted with it. You can either use SMS (text messaging), email or use the web tool itself to record and track your bp. It produces nice graphs and tables that you can print out and take to your doctor.

I just wanted to share the tool now with other people. It is still a work in progress so if you have any suggestions for improvements, please feel free to let us know!

The tool is totally free, you just need a gmail account to login, the site also has a video explaining much more about what you can do with it and how to use it.

Hope it is useful for other people.

Here is the website:

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