A new startup company CalHealth, Inc. in Southern California, is getting ready to market a blood pressure measurement device in the form of a finger cuff built into a computer mouse controller.

This patented product will allow all computer users to monitor their blood pressure at their computer by simply opening an access cover on the top of their mouse which otherwise functions as a standard optical mouse.

In addition to checking for high blood pressure other medical parameters including blood glucose will eventually be available as well. These devices will go a long way to permit physicians, HMO’s (health maintenanace organisations) and other medical institutions to monitor our health over the internet.