Developing an infrastructure for improved and harmonised metrological checks of blood-pressure measurements in Europe

EMPIR Research Potential Project 18RPT02 adOSSIG

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Developing an infrastructure for improved and harmonised metrological checks of blood-pressure measurements in Europe

Hypertension affects almost half of the European population and is responsible for 13 % of all non-accidental deaths. Hypertension increases the probability of stroke, heart attack and kidney diseases, causing over 22 % of all heart attacks. Reliable and accurate BP measurements taken by sphygmomanometers (SMs) are indispensable in the diagnostics of hypertension.  
This project aims to improve the reliability and accuracy of blood pressure (BP) measurements by developing an advanced oscillometric signal generator (aOSG) and by establishing new calibration procedures and services for blood pressure metrology. Furthermore, the project will establish a competence centre for blood pressure metrology and create a network for blood pressure metrology consisting of national metrology institutes, designated institutes, surveillance bodies and medical professionals.

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M18 Publishable summary

Our project is 18 months old and is doing well! On this occasion, we produced another publishable summary, which can be downloaded from here or Euramet’s website.

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M9 Publishable summary

Second publishable summary of our project was published and it can be dowload either from here or EURAMET MSU webpage.

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Publishable summary

First publishable summary can be dowload either from here or EURAMET MSU webpage.

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Project consortium

The consortium of our project combines the capabilities of eight EURAMET national metrology institutes with vast experience of pressure and medical metrology, complemented by one university  who will provide academic experience. 

Český metrologický insitut


Country:  Czechia

Physikalisch-Technischer Pruefdienst des Bundesamt fuer Eich- und Vermessungswesen

Country: Austria

Główny urząd miar

Country: Poland

Institut za mjeriteljstvo Bosne i Hercegovine

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Instituto Português da Qualidade, I.P. 

Country: Portugal

National Standards Authority of Ireland

Country: Ireland

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt

Country: Germany

Slovenský Metrologický Ústav

Country:  Slovakia

Univerza v Ljubljani

Country: Slovenia

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