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

Second stakeholder workshop: September 27th 2022

The workshop will be open to all NMIs, instrument manufacturers, accredited laboratories, standardisation organisations and anyone with an interest in improving the reliability and accuracy of blood pressure measurements. The[…]

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Raising public awareness & use of project’s result

We performed an experimental evaluation of sphygmomanometer accuracy and repeatability using the aOSG. This consisted of testing 11 sphygmomanometers each tested with the same set of 85 real-life oscillometric signals.[…]

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M30 Publishable summary

Our project reached 30th month of its duration. On this occasion, we produced another publishable summary, which can be downloaded from here or Euramet’s website.

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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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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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