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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Latest news o project development

IMEKO 2021: 2 papers published

Consortium partners have submitter 2 papers to IMEKO XXIII World congress (IMEKO2021) . These are published in Measurement: Sensors. Physiology-based patient simulator for blood pressure meter testing ABSTRACTNowadays, the accuracy[…]

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(online) Stakeholder workshop, September 2

An important step in achieving project goals is the dissemination of the project results to project stakeholders. To achieve this, we are preparing the first stakeholder workshop to be on[…]

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Newsletter No. 1

To keep our stakeholders constantly updated on project development, decided to regularly create and distribute a newsletter. First newsletter of our project was distributed at the beginning of July. Would[…]

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List of state-of-the-art commercial simulators

One of activities in the development of the advanced oscillometric generator (aOSG) was the identification of commercially available simulators of oscillometric signals and, where possible, investigation of their strengths and[…]

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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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