A&D Blood Pressure Monitor

Document created by Lauren Percy Employee on Oct 17, 2015Last modified by Diana Torres on Apr 18, 2017
Version 12Show Document
  • View in full screen mode

and_bp.jpgBlood-pressure monitors help make precise diagnoses of patients who suffer from hypertension by implementing techniques such as oscillometric methods and Korotkoff's measurements. These devices measure mean arterial pressure (MAP) and use algorithms to derive systolic and diastolic values, then display readings on an LCD screen. Typical blood pressure monitors are driven by a low-power, 8-bit or 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) and incorporate a pressure sensor in either an arm or wrist cuff.




  • Simultaneous readout of systolic/diastolic pressure and pulse rate
  • Alerts the user of the presence of an irregular heart beat
  • Calculates and displays average blood pressure readings
  • Bluetooth Class 1 with 128bit encryption of data



Kinetis K5xKinetis K5x Measurement Microcontrollers (MCUs)