V. Sedlák, D. Pražák, J. Tesař, D. Rosu, G. Geršak, M. Ferreira, M. Nawotka, A. Bosnjakovic, E. Jugo, P. Hetherington, A. Duffy, P. Pavlásek
EVALUATION OF SPHYGMOMANOMETERS USING AN ADVANCED OSCILLOMETRIC SIGNAL GENERATOR
Reliable and accurate blood pressure measurements using sphygmomanometers are indispensable in the diagnostic and treatment of hypertension. Unfortunately, testing of performance and accuracy of automated oscillometric sphygmomanometers is complicated, lengthy and expensive. Fact that the oscillometric sphygmomanometers are majority of the blood pressure measuring devices on today’s market makes the problem more pressing. EMPIR project adOSSIG built a physiologybased advanced blood pressure simulator with a goal of improving blood pressure measurements. This paper describes results of testing of sphygmomanometers using this newly developed simulator.