Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Recently I bought a sphygmomanometer to track my parents' blood pressure. Thanks to Vinnie, I can now proudly claim that I can measure blood pressure using the manual instrument!! A couple of doctors advised me against going for the digital apparatus, saying that with time, the readings become unreliable. Moreover, its fun learning something new ;) Turns out, there is more physics involved in this than the knowledge of bio!

Heres a nice online guide that I just found.


ravi said...

how much does it cost?

Anki said...

The bp instrument is worth Rs. 1200 and the stethoscope Rs 400. So, paid 1600 in all [:)], brand: Diamond.