TING CHOON MENG: A Relentless Watch on Your Pulse

A black wristwatch may be able to cut heart attacks and stroke globally, and also collect remarkable amounts of data

Munshi Ahmed for TIME

HealthSTATS CEO Dr.Ting Choon Meng with his BPro blood pressure monitor wristwatches.

Whippet thin from his daily 2 1/2 mile walks, Ronnie Ho, 57, doesn't look as if he's suffering from high blood pressure. Nor is he. At its peak two years ago, Ho's blood pressure clocked in at 140/90, slightly above normal but not high enough to elicit a pill or much alarm. But when he went to see Dr. Ting Choon Meng, the Singapore general practitioner decided to monitor Ho's blood pressure with a black plastic wristwatch he had designed and named the BPro. The device, worn for 24 hours, revealed a wave pattern showing how fast and hard his heart was...

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