Abstract: The accuracy and reliability of  the wrist oscillometry meter was determined by both  qualitative and statistical procedure. The mercury sphygmomanometer was taken as the standard of all blood pressure measurements in this study. Blood pressures from the author were both measured by the mercury sphygmomanometer and wrist oscillometry meter. The data show that the wrist oscillometry meter is giving a variability in the measurements that makes it difficult to be used as a blood pressure meter compared with the mercury sphygmomanometer. More specifically, it is not possible to ascertain in one measurement whether the patient’s blood pressure is low or high. This was shown qualitatively and quantitatively using statistical procedure (t- test and Monte Carlo simulation).

Keywords: Blood pressure, Wrist, Oscillometry, Oscillometric method, Error, Measurement

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2019.6101

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