Institutional Repository
Technical University of Crete
EN  |  EL



My Space

Design and development of a new electronic sphygmomanometer

Vachtsevanos, G.J, Kalaitzakis K.C, Papamarkos, N

Full record

Year 1985
Type of Item Peer-Reviewed Journal Publication
Bibliographic Citation G.J. Vachtsevanos, K.C. Kalaitzakis, and N.E, Papamarkos, "Design and development of a new electronic sphygmomanometer," Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing ., vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 453-458, Sep. 1985. doi:10.1007/BF02448933
Appears in Collections


The paper introduces a new technique for the indirect measurement of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure in humans. The technique is based upon a statistically consistent relationship between the amplitude of the pulsatile pressure waveform at the systolic and diastolic points and the amplitude of pulse signals detected when the artery is fully occluded. An adaptive measurement philosophy has been implemented in the design of an electronic sphygmomanometer which, in addition to a pressure transducer, contains suitable electronic instrumentation for processing and displaying the electronic signals. Verification of overall system accuracy is accomplished with direct comparison with manual auscultatory measurements. Clinical testing of a prototype indicates a satisfactory performance; measurement errors are maintained well within proposed standards for automated sphygmomanometers.