Measuring arterial stiffness

The device for measuring arteriosclerosis and accelerated arterial aging based on the speed of propagation of the aortic pulse wave, which is a reflection of arterial stiffness.


Measuring the time difference between pulse waves taken from a patient's finger and toe. Results return in 2 minutes.

The device is connected to the patient through photodiode sensors (photoplethysmographic) in order measure the difference in transit times between the toe and the finger.

The sensors deliver the proper signals to the system. It transmits the image of these formatted signals, along with any other useful data, through a USB port in a PC, enabling the information to be displayed and processed.
The operation is simple while making it possible to obtain a reproducible measurement in less than 2 minutes. An analysis report is provided once obtaining the signal.

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Aortic stiffness and clinical validation

Mortality in hypertension: a 1980 hypertensive study and the link between aortic stiffness and overall mortality.

pOpmetre® compared to the “Gold Standard” measurement:
pOpmetre is faster, easier, and most importantly accepted by patients!

pOpmetre operation

Rational: Time and distance [finger-heart] and [groin-toe] are similar to muscular arteries. Subtraction gives the aortic rigidity.

pOpmètre® and its specialties

For over 50 years, blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol have been used as parameters for screening and prevention for cardiovascular disease. Paradoxically, due to a lack of diagnosis tools for “arterial disease,” the medical profession has overlooked the “vascular” part of the equation. Over the years, lifestyle (smoking, alcohol, stress, obesity) has also become an important factor but some victims of heart attack or stroke present none of these factors. [Koth]


For a century, mercury was used to measure blood pressure. Mercury is now banned and this area has been left with a clear lack of metrology. Electronic devices will not provide the same results. For example, in the case of hypertension, 50% of patients do not take medication, and half of that remaining 50% don’t need it (the therapeutic objective is not met). In addition, with 30% of hypertension cases being of the “white coat” type and 20% the masked hypertension type that remains to be discovered, the diagnosis of hypertension is difficult.

By measuring the aortic Pulse Wave Velocity at two points of measure, the pOpmètre® makes it possible to detect then prevent and cure cardiovascular pathologies. Its compact size, along with its user-friendly and non-invasive application, makes it an indispensable tool for any cardiologist, diabetologist, neurologist, or general practitioner.


In fact, arterial health is to hypertension what HbA1c is to the diabetic.

The different versions of pOpmètre®

The independent risk factor that predicts cardiovascular morbidity-mortality, or various causes of death, over common risk factors (diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, tobacco use).


pOpmètre Score

pOpmètre Scope

Two PC and tablet compatible software to adapt to your daily practice

Measurement of PWV based on height
Transit time in ms
Display of pulse in real time
Measurement of the central pressure (mmHg)
Replaying files
Alert for peripheral arterial disease
Sampling: number of measurements set at 10
Patient identification and age
Result Physiological age: pOpscore
Complete patient record with tracking chart
Print exam report
Physician (user) record with individual database
Data export

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Most recent publications from pOpmètre®

Outpatient measurement of arterial stiffness in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity

BACKGROUND: Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a marker of arterial stiffness. The aim of the present study was to compare PWV in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) or obesity and healthy subjects in an outpatient setting. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in patients with obesity without T2DM (n = 37), T2DM without obesity (n = 40),…

Evaluation of arterial stiffness by finger-toe pulse wave velocity: optimization of signal processing and clinical validation

Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) (cf-PWV) is the gold standard for measuring aortic stiffness. Finger-toe PWV (ft-PWV) is a simpler noninvasive method for measuring arterial stiffness. Although the validity of the method has been previously assessed, its accuracy can be improved. ft-PWV is determined on the basis of a patented height chart for the distance and the pulse transit time (PTT) between the finger and the toe pulpar arteries signals (ft-PTT).

The Predictive Value of Pulse Wave Velocity for Anastomotic Leakage After Colorectal Surgery.

Arterial perfusion defects are a risk factor for anastomotic leakage (AL) following colorectal surgery. Measuring arterial stiffness using pulse wave velocity (PWV) is known to reflect the performance of the arterial network. The objective of this study was to assess the predictive value of PWV for AL after colorectal surgery.

Summary of publications with pOpmètre®

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