OptiBP™ is developed by Biospectal in partnership with the Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM). The product is a mobile application that is a cuffless blood measurement software that uses the built-in smartphone camera to measure blood pressure at the fingertip. This method rectifies the inconvenience and lack of access to traditional blood pressure cuffs, as well as dependencies on additional hardware.
Bangladesh, South Africa, Tanzania
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Biospectal in partnership with the Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)
OptiBP™ is based on Open Smart Register Platform (OpenSRP) which is a WHO-supported open source mobile patient record and decision support software system which integrates national-level digital health information systems. The antenatal care module incorporates evidence-based algorithms from WHO guidelines for decision support on antenatal care.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can download the application/software from the mobile app store.
Distributions to Date Status
OptiBP™ provides diastolic, systolic, and mean blood pressure values. It also gives heart rate and makes this data actionable through integration the OpenSRP decision support and longitudinal health record system, to improve hypertension assessment and management.
Provided by manufacturer
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Designer specific performance target includes accurate blood pressure measurement and appropriate action using optical mobile blood pressure measurement.
Vetted Performance Status
No third party testing has been performed.
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
Complementary Technical Systems
A reliable smartphone is required to useOptiBP™.
Academic Research and References
Chen, Z., Yang, X., Teo, J. T., & Ng, S. H. (2013, July). Noninvasive monitoring of blood pressure using optical ballistocardiography and photoplethysmograph approaches. In 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (pp. 2425-2428). IEEE.
Kao, Y. H., Chao, P. C. P., & Wey, C. L. (2017, May). A PPG sensor for continuous cuffless blood pressure monitoring with self-adaptive signal processing. In 2017 International Conference on Applied System Innovation (ICASI) (pp. 357-360). IEEE.
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