TLT's optoelectronic blood pressure sensor featured on the BBC
9 March 2012
Tarilian Laser Technologies, which has developed a
revolutionary optoelectronic sensor for measuring blood pressure, was
featured on BBC Radio 2's Simon Mayo Drivetime show on 2 March (see
The company was featured in the show's weekly inventor's slot, which
presents to the audience a new invention that is or will soon be
available to consumers.
The company's next-generation sensor, called Sapphire, will open
the market to a wide range of new easy-to-use, accurate blood
pressure products for clinicians, medical research, home healthcare
and sports — where monitoring physical performance of elite athletes
can be critical.
The sensor provides a highly accurate and continuous beat-to-beat
blood pressure measurement in digital form, so blood pressure data
can be stored electronically. This data can be further analysed to
give cardiovascular information such as heart performance. Having
electronic data also means there can be a complete audit trail for
applications such as clinical research.
In the BBC studios in central London,
TLT's Programme Director and co-founder, Nita Shah first demonstrated the
sensor to the BBC's business and economics reporter Rebecca Pike,
who presents the inventor's slot, by taking her blood pressure and
cardiovascular profile. She also took the profile
of show presenter Simon Mayo in the radio studio during a short
break while a record was playing. (see photos and video
below). She was then interviewed on air by Rebecca Pike to explain
to the audience what is wrong with the current technology for blood
pressure measurement and why the company's sensor will make such
difference for the management of blood pressure (see video below).
Above: TLT's Nita Shah (left) takes the blood
pressure and cardiovascular profile of the BBC's Rebecca Pike
Below: Taking presenter Simon Mayo's profile during the show
(while a record was playing on air).
Video of part of the interview in
the studio for the Inventor's slot on the Simon Mayo show