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Aneroid Sphygmomanometer

Developed for Koven Technology, Inc.

The Opportunity

An aneroid sphygmomanometer is a medical device used, along with a Doppler or stethoscope for measuring systolic / diastolic blood pressure. The “sphyg” is responsible for cuff inflation, and it has a gauge that displays the blood pressure reading.

Traditional sphygmomanometers operate through manual pumping of a bulb to facilitate cuff inflation.  When used exclusively for segmental pressure studies (4 cuffs per leg), this method often leads to hand and wrist strain for the user, which may ultimately result in further health issues, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

How Koven Helped

Koven developed and patented a new type of sphygmomanometer which contains a battery-operated pump and cuff inflation happens at the push of a button. 

This device has been engineered to inflate a wide range of cuff sizes and is designed to adjust the inflation rate to enable safe and controlled cuff inflation regardless of cuff size.