Livongo takes aim at high blood pressure

Crain’s Chicago Business featured Livongo’s voice-enabled blood pressure monitoring system.

October 30, 2018 by John Pletz

Livongo is branching out beyond diabetes, tackling hypertension as Glen Tullman looks to expand the health-tech company’s hardware and software into a broader platform that includes data analytics.

The company added a cellular-connected blood-pressure monitor with voice interaction capability alongside its glucometer. Livongo aims to help employers reduce their medical costs by using technology to get employees to more closely monitor chronic conditions, such as diabetes, and stay on track with treatment, which reduces the risk that they’ll end up in the hospital. If patients opt-in, the devices can automatically send data to the patients’ healthcare providers and Livongo staff, who can alert patients or their caregivers if a dangerous situation occurs.

Read the full article about Livongo’s voice-enabled blood pressure monitoring system here.