Devices and TechnologyPreliminary assessment of video-based blood pressure measurement according to ANSI/AAMI/ISO81060-2:2013 guideline accuracy criteria: Anura smartphone app with transdermal optimal imaging technologyYang, Deye; Xiao, Guomin; Wei, Jing; Luo, Hong Author Information School of Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China Received 9 March 2020 Accepted 12 June 2020 Supplemental Digital Content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's website, www.bpmonitoring.com. Correspondence to Hong Luo, MD, PhD, School of Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou Normal University, 58 Haishu Rd., Hangzhou, Zhejiang 311121, China, Tel: +86 0571 86590908; e-mail: [email protected] Blood Pressure Monitoring: October 2020 - Volume 25 - Issue 5 - p 295-298 doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000467 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Objective A new smartphone app called Anura can measure blood pressure (BP) any time and any place without cuffs or special equipment from video of the face. This study assessed its accuracy in close conformity with the American National Standards Institute/Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/International Organization for Standardization (ANSI/AAMI/ISO) 81060-2:2013 standard for BP measurement devices. Methods We validated Anura in reference to auscultation using a mercury sphygmomanometer and then assessed accuracy against the two accuracy criteria described in the guideline (n = 85 subjects; three measurement pairs per subject). Results The mean difference between the Anura measurement and its paired auscultatory reference measurement across all 255 measurement pairs was –0.4 ± 6.7 mmHg for systolic blood pressure (SBP) and 1.2 ± 7.0 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Both are within the acceptable limit of 5 ± 8 mmHg and thus satisfy accuracy criterion 1. When mean differences are averaged for each subject, the mean across all 85 subjects is –0.4 ± 5.8 mmHg for SBP and 1.2 ± 6.7 mmHg for DBP. Both are within acceptable limits (based on the mean difference) and thus satisfy accuracy criterion 2. Conclusions Anura meets ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 standard with respect to BP measurement accuracy. As the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 standard has not been developed for cuffless devices, further research assessing additional accuracy issues specific to such devices is needed. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.