Quanttus launched a blood pressure tracking app this week, called Q Heart, that allows users to manually enter blood pressure readings or sync them from Apple’s HealthKit. Users can also enter notes about specific readings, review older readings, and access a chart that shows blood pressure trends. Notifications and reminders come included, as well.
What makes this a news item is the fact Quanttus is working on a wrist-worn continuous blood pressure monitoring device that could make life much easier for people with hypertension. Said device took longer than expected to develop and as we’re writing this, it is still unknown when it will be released.
Almost a year ago, in April 2015, Quanttus Cofounder David He said that he hopes to have the device on “thousands of wrists” for testing purposes in the near future. That “near future” isn’t as near as he hoped it to be. Soon afterwards, in August 2015, the Boston Globe reported that Quanttus CEO Shahid Azim left the company, but he is still listed on the board.
To date, Quanttus has raised at least $22 million from Khosla Ventures and Matrix Partners.