eliumstudio has designed the first connected blood pressure monitor for the new French company Withings which transforms your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a blood pressure tracker. A small revolution in the design world since the intelligence of physical objects is from now on handed over to a third device, at the same time reducing its weight, functions and constraints. The blood pressure monitor armband remains inert until it comes to life and functions when simply connected to your iPhone or iPad. As with Pinocchio, with the magic of digital, man has brought matter to life once again. Thereby the Withings blood pressure monitor records the measurements, calculates the averages, traces the graph of your blood pressure and makes it easy to share results with your doctor.

The embedded technical components have been simplified allowing eliumstudio an innovative, pared down and perfectly immaculate design in line with the continual search for lightness by this studio decisively digitally programmed ahead of its time. White and green, the colour codes embody health with a digital look and are immediately reassuring. Cased in soft leather, the armband inflates at the touch of a button on the telephone. Place it around your arm and plug it in. According to your doctor’s advice, take a couple of measurements in automatic mode. At the end of the measurement, your systolic and diastolic blood pressure and your pulse are displayed and automatically recorded without you having to worry.

Whether on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or web browser, your readings are accessible and your data recorded securely so that you can track your tension anywhere, anytime. It is important to know at what time of the day the readings are taken. The Withings application allows readings from the morning to be separated from the evening readings, allowing you to compare what needs to be compared. It is recommended that you take your blood pressure readings at home, in a calm environment. We have made it easy to share your results with your doctor: with the push of one button, you can send your results by email. Retail price 129 Euros.

The Withings blood pressure monitor and the Withings Smart baby monitor also by eliumstudio will be presented as part of the “Objet (s) du numérique, design d’un nouveau monde industriel” (Digital Objects, New Industrial World Design) exhibition at the Lieu du Design from 18th May 2011 to 23rd July 2011, 74 rue du Fbg St Antoine 75011 Paris