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heart spectrum technology

The heart spectrum technolgy is a patented analysis technology developed by OSTAR Meditech Corp., Taiwan, by analyse the data collected on a blood pressure measurement to provide information about the healthy status of the heart. The results of the analysis are presented by three useful indexes that give an overview of the healthy status of your heart each time you measure your blood pressure.


Integrated with this patented technology, the OSTAR heart spectrum blood pressure monitor is a unique equipment for private use that shows much more information than just a roughtindication of an irregular heartbeat (heart arrhythmia).

Clinical trial report

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Assessment of the clinical efficacy of the heart spectrum blood pressure monitor for diagnosis of atrial fibrillation: An unblinded clinical trial


Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia. The most common diagnostic method, 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), can record episodes of arrhythmia from which the type and severity can be determined. The Heart Spectrum Blood Pressure Monitor (P2; OSTAR Meditech Corp., New Taipei City, Taiwan) is used to measure cardiovascular pressure change with fast Fourier transform (FFT) analysis to obtain heart rate frequency variability and accurate blood pressure data. We compared the diagnostic efficacy of the Heart Spectrum Blood Pressure Monitor to a 12-lead ECG (gold standard) for patients with AF. Three measurement methods were used in this study to analyze the heart index and compare the results with simultaneous 12-lead ECG: blood pressure; mean arterial pressure, which was calculated from individual blood pressure as a constant pressure; and a constant pressure of 60 mmHg. The physician used a 12-lead ECG and the Heart Spectrum Blood Pressure Monitor simultaneously. The Heart Spectrum Blood Pressure Monitor used FFT analysis to diagnose AF, and the findings were compared to the 12-lead ECG readings. ......

About the technology

simply measure your blood pressure


The technology developed and patented by OSTAR is the heart spectrum technolgy. The technology analyses the data collected from the blood pressure measurement and results in useful indications for the healthy status of the heart.


The OSTAR heart spectrum blood pressure monitor applies the oscillometric method to measure the blood pressure and pules. The sensor inside the OSTAR heart spectrum blood pressure monitor detects the oscillations of the blood flow (the pulse) by the connected cuff on the upper arm of the user and save the data in time domain pressure wave. The time domain pressure wave is then transformed into a frequency domain wave by means of FFT (fast Fourier Transformation). 


After the FFT transformation, the frequency wave shows the main peak frequency. When a different peak frequency is identified from the main peak frequency, this abnormal peak frequency will be defined as heart noise and will be quantised as the heart spectrum index. The quantitative calculation of heart noise is determined by the number of abnormal peak frequencies appeared, applying the proportional parameter determined by the clinical test results and after the background noise is removed.

Clinical trials find that the main frequency peaks of the tranformed normal blood pressure measurement data is displayed with three identifiable regions. Accordingly, the first frequency region is defined as the first heart rate frequency, and the second frequency region is defined as the second heart rate frequency, and the third frequency region is defined as the third heart rate frequency. The sum of heart noise in the first frequency region is the value of the heart spectrum index I1 , and the sum of heart noise in the second frequency region is the value of the heart spectrum index I2, and the sum of heart noise in the third frequency region is the value of the heart spectrum index I3.


Clinical trials also indicate that the heart spectrum index I1 is the noise index of arrhythmia, and the heart spectrum index I2 is the noise index of the heart valve, und the heart spectrum index I3 is the noise index of the coronary artery.

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