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2013/67/1 Blood pressure measurement device, SphygmoCor XCEL, plastic / metal / electronic components, designed by 4DESIGNand AtCor Medical Pty Ltd, made by AtCor Medical Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2012. Click to enlarge.

Blood pressure measurement device, SphygmoCor XCEL

Designed by 4DESIGN in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2012.

Like a traditional mercury sphygmomanometer, this SphygmoCor XCEL measures blood pressure in an upper arm artery. It also calculates and graphs the ‘core’ pressure exerted by blood flow on the aorta (the artery that carries blood away from the heart) and so provides more insight into circulatory problems. Earlier methods of finding core blood pressure required insertion of a catheter into the aorta. Professor Michael O’Rourke developed the SphygmoCor’s mathematical model and co-founded AtCor Med...

Summary

Object No.

2013/67/1

Object Statement

Blood pressure measurement device, SphygmoCor XCEL, plastic / metal / electronic components, designed by 4DESIGNand AtCor Medical Pty Ltd, made by AtCor Medical Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2012

Physical Description

Blood pressure measurement device, SphygmoCor XCEL, plastic / metal / electronic components, designed by 4DESIGN and AtCor Medical Pty Ltd, made by AtCor Medical Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2012

The SphygmoCor XCEL consists of a cream coloured plastic base which holds the SphygmoCor XCEL unit, the cuff, and the stylus. The unit is housed in a cream coloured plastic case, with the on/off button on the top, LED operation status lights on the front and the computer connection on the lower front. The whole unit is compact enough to sit on a desk.

Production

Notes

The device was designed by 4DESIGN and AtCor Medical Pty Ltd and made by AtCor Medical Pty Ltd in Sydney, Australia, 2012.

This device is linked to a desktop or laptop computer, and the data is read on the computer screen. The SphygmoCor XCEL works much like a sphygmomanometer: an inflatable cuff is placed on the upper arm and measures blood pressure. When the SphygmoCor XCEL's stylus is placed over a blood vessel, data can be obtained on signs of angina pectoris and potential for heart failure.

History

Notes

AtCor Medical Pty Ltd identified the desire for a blood pressure feedback system that could give a wider indication of circulatory condition non invasively and without requiring a large footprint in a doctor's surgery. The company designed several cardiovascular feedback products, and the SphygmoCor XCEL was released onto the market after clinical trials in 2012.

The product was entered in the Australian International Design Awards and was selected for inclusion in the Powerhouse Museum's 2012 Australian International Design Awards exhibition.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Lawrence Chan, AtCor Medical Pty Ltd, 2013

Acquisition Date

28 August 2013

Cite this Object

Harvard

Blood pressure measurement device, SphygmoCor XCEL 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 December 2019, <https://ma.as/470798>

Wikipedia

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