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Cara Cristel N.

Luansing
RR31

Monitoring blood pressure and forecasting the problems is critical


for your well being and can even save lives of your loved ones.
Unfortunately, you cannot rely on automatic blood pressure
monitors.

Your home blood pressure


monitor may be way off.

Up to 15% of home machines


give the wrong readings,

study finds.

If you or your loved one are using automatic blood pressure


monitors (BPM), you may be misled by their readings.
Most BPMs employ their own algorithms and use cuff pressure
oscillation for the estimates.
As a result, a user gets different readings, depending on the
monitor they are using.

Why is it a
problem?

Underestimating a blood pressure by only 5 mmHg would


mislabel people and lead to inappropriate treatments or a lack of
them, putting these people in danger of fatal strokes and
myocardial infarctions.
Conversely, overestimating blood pressure by 5 mmHg would
be exposing them to adverse drug and psychological effects, and
unnecessary expenses.

The two different measurement mechanisms behind can


induce even more than 20 mmHg difference!

Accutension :
Smartphone Enabled Blood Pressure
Kit

Accutension is the first blood pressure kit for portable use that
provides the results as accurate as doctors and nurse's
measurements, employing your smartphone and an app.

Doctors and nurses directly determine the blood pressure by


listening (auscultating) to the sounds of blood flow.
So does Accutension: it provides readings based directly on the
sounds, not algorithms, resulting in accurate, consistent, and
reliable blood pressure measurement.

How does it work?

Accutension can work with your existing tools or on its own:You


can plug it into a traditional sphygmomanometer or an Automatic
Blood Pressure Monitor to verify their readings or as an
independent blood pressure kit with its own cuff.
The sounds from the tube of the stethoscope are fed into the phone
through a microphone plugged into the jack.

Plug the Stetho into your phone and record the video (shoot the
display of the BPM) during the blood pressure measurement. The
sounds of blood flow (Korotkoff sounds) will be recorded.

Then, replay the video and listen to the sounds. When you hear the
first Korotkoff sound, the number on the screen is the systolic
pressure; when the Korotkoff sounds disappear, the number on the
screen is the diastolic pressure. Compare these results with those
on your BPM screen.

Plug the pressure sensor module into any upper arm BPM with a
tube connecting the cuff and the machine. There is a connector
between the tube and the machine body which is easy to take off
in order to add the Accutension module.
The sensor does not affect the normal BMP operation, so you dont
need to unplug it.

If you add a cuff and a hand pump to Accutension Classic, it


becomes a standalone blood pressure kit.
The cuff will be self deflated at a speed 2-4 mmHg/s, required by
accurate blood pressure measurement guideline.

SOURCES:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/accutensionsmartphone-enabled-blood-pressurekit/x/11775409#/story
http://accutension.com/index.html#

THANKS
!
Any questions?