The kit comprises hardware and software elements needed to jump start blood pressure measurement design, including a pressure sensor, arm cuff, pump, electronically controlled valve, LCD panel, and a reference board that incorporates an RL78 MCU-based ASSP featuring the analog functions required for blood pressure measurement. Also provided in the kit, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module enables the measured data to be transmitted to a smartphone under the Continua standard blood pressure monitoring (BPM) profile. Reference software provides the algorithms required for blood pressure measurement. Pressure sensor, pump, electronically controlled valve components, and pulse width modulation control can all be set using the GUI tool. The IIR digital filter calculations required for extracting the pulse waveform from the cuff pressure output waveform during blood pressure measurement can also be simulated using the GUI tool. The digital filter constants calculated based on this simulation can then be written from the GUI tool to the RL78/H1D firmware and verified in the actual application being developed.
Renesas Electronics – www.renesas.com
And last month’s winners are…
In our previous reader offer, Aceinna was giving away three of its OpenIMU developer kits , worth 380 Euro each, for eeNews Europe's readers to win.
Lucky winners include Mr V. Bistea from Romania, Mr J-J Lemaire from Belgium and Mr D. Owen from the UK. All three should be receiving their packages soon. Let's wish them some interesting findings with their projects.