Centimeters below the skin, a new wearable is slated to sense the deep tissues and essential organs, built and patented by researchers Sheng Xu and Shu Xiang.

Born out of the University of California’s Center for Accelerated Innovation, Softsonics hopes their new device will provide a continuous and more accurate measurement of blood pressure, both for people in intensive care and for those going about their daily lives.

“Wearables is a really unique field; we can sense a lot of signals from the human body. From minute to minute, second to second,” said Xu. “The limitation was that current wearbles can only sense signals close to the skin. But this only scratches the surface; we must look deeper.”

Currently, the team is in pre-seed stage, seeking to disrupt how blood pressure is measured in America, the leading cause of death nationwide.