IMPORTANT. THIS SENSOR ONLY WORKS WITH E-HEALTH SHIELD V1.0. IF YOU HAVE BOUGHT A KIT FROM THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST 2013, YOU MUST CHOOSE THE NEW SPHYGMOMANOMETER V2.0.
This Sphygmomanometer allows to measure the blood pressure and read it with Arduino. Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries as it is pumped around the body by the heart. When your heart beats, it contracts and pushes blood through the arteries to the rest of your body. This force creates pressure on the arteries. Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers—the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (as the heart relaxes between beats).
IMPORTANT: The e-Health Sensor Platform has been designed by Cooking Hacks in order to help researchers, developers and artists to measure biometric sensor data for experimentation, fun and test purposes. However, as the platform does not have medical certifications it can not be used to monitor critical patients who need accurate medical monitoring or those whose conditions must be accurately measured for an ulterior professional diagnosis.