PyrAmes’ innovative Boppli™ blood pressure device is featured in the journal Sensors, in a paper reporting a clincal study of 81 infants undergoing critical care at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Sensors is a leading international, peer-reviewed journal on the science and technology of sensors.
The paper, Clinical Study of Continuous Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring in Neonates, highlights the performance of PyrAmes’ novel algorithm-based blood pressure sensor. Boppli is designed to meet the blood pressure monitoring requirements and physical dimensions of small, prematurely-born infants, without external calibration. Boppli uses machine-learning techniques to extract blood pressure values from the shape of the pulse waveform, and is currently being considered for market clearance by the FDA as a Class II medical device.
The paper indicates the use of Boppli is feasible for critically ill term and preterm infants with a wide variety of pathologies—from serious cardiac ailments, pre- and post-operative cases, neurologic conditions, and prematurity.