Solar blood pressure monitor (Conway Institute)

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Hypertension/pre-eclampsia/eclampsia

Diagnostic
Diagnostic
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research at the University College Dublin in Belfield, Dublin, Ireland

Individual Contact

Eoin O'Brien | Email

Application

  • Designed for use in low-resource healthcare settings

 

Advantages

  • 94% accuracy to standard blood pressure tests
  • Favored 97% by health professionals and patients when tested in Africa
  • Eliminates the need for batteries
  • Robust and inexpensive
  • Only solar-powered blood pressure device to meet WHO standards

 

Important Milestones Achieved

  • Developed prototype
  • Conducted field testing in Uganda and Zambia
  • Conducted survey of health professionals and patients after using the device 

 

Proposed Next Steps in Development

  • Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research at the University College Dublin in Belfield, Dublin, Ireland; WHO Improve diastolic blood pressure accuracy 

 

Stage of Development

Field/clinical studies

Funding Source

World Health Organization