BPL Medical Technologies: A Heritage of Innovation

BPL Medical Technologies has a storied heritage in delivering innovation and quality. Since its inception with the erstwhile British Physical Laboratories, BPL has pioneered innovative medical technologies along with its vast portfolio of consumer electronic products. After decades of success, BPL Medical Technologies was established as a separate company in 2013.

Beginning in 1963, BPL has established itself as a pioneer in the technological fields we have entered. From televisions to home appliances, BPL products have featured in the lives of every Indian. Since 1967, the company has been a frontrunner in introducing and indigenizing latest technological solutions. Their focus in cardiology is the reason BPL Medical Technologies was the first company to introduce the single-channel ECG to India.

Over the years we have constantly developed our ECG and defibrillator technologies, introducing new relevant features to our products to stay ahead of the demands of the medical industry. Building on our expertise, we have expanded our portfolio, introducing ultrasound devices in 1997 and patient monitoring devices in 2002. BPL Medical Technologies has consistently expanded into new fields, bringing the same commitment to providing high quality medical devices that provide the best medical care possible.

Our commitment to provide the best possible medical care has been rewarded with several excellence awards throughout our 50-year history. In 1995 and 1997, the government of India awarded BPL as the leading Indian company in the Department of Electronics. BPL Medical Technologies has also been awarded The Best Healthcare Brand by the Economic Times and the No.1 ECG Brand by Top Doctors Online in 2016. These awards are a testament to our continued drive to deliver innovative products and solutions for the Indian market.

Since our inception, we have constantly strived to meet high-quality standards driven by manufacturing. Our brand is committed towards making people’s lives better, healthier, and happier. From creative solutions to delivering care, we look forward to exceeding your expectations.

How to stick to your health resolutions this new year?

It’s officially 2018 – a new year with new beginnings. Wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year, first of all. While it’s true that you don’t need a new year to start something new, it’s always a good time to make a resolution and start something new, don’t you think? A hobby, healthy eating, some career ambition, strength training, weight loss, weight gain – whatever that is. Continue reading “How to stick to your health resolutions this new year?”

30 million Diabetics in India are women – Act to change

14th of November is celebrated worldwide as Word Diabetes Day and this year we are focusing on on Women and Diabetes.  Why, do you wonder? 1 in 7 births is affected by Gestational Diabetes. There are ~200 million women around the world living with Diabetes and with India being the Diabetes Capital of the World, the number of women in India living undiagnosed is even higher. In a population of 1.2 billion, women contribute to around 30 million Diabetics! It’s a staggering number but isn’t surprising considering the lifestyle Indian women adopt. Continue reading “30 million Diabetics in India are women – Act to change”

Glasgow ECG Interpretation Algorithm

ECG Interpretation Algorithms

Ever since a ECG machine was developed, there have been a number of modifications and advancements that has helped technology evolve. In 1970s,  initial attempts at developing  the first ECG interpretation algorithm were put in. Since the accuracy of those algorithms were not up to the mark, several databases were built by various institutions to 9compare ECGs and check for accuracy. The methods for interpretation might include not limited to:

  1. Time-frequency methods
  2. Neural networks
  3. Comparison with templates

Continue reading “Glasgow ECG Interpretation Algorithm”

12 channel ECG & Electrode placement

ECG – Electrocardiographs

Did you know that ECG as a concept originated in 1901? They coined a term Electrocardiograph as Electro meant Electrical Activity, Kardio meant Heart and Graph meant to write. Briefly put, a ECG measures the electrical activity of the heart and traces it as a graph helping the physician understand how your heart works. From then (machines with analog electronics), to now(with analog-to-digital converters), Electrocardiographs have evolved and come a long way. Continue reading “12 channel ECG & Electrode placement”

WHO and Blood pressure guidelines

At this day and age, blood pressure is a household term and the awareness around maintaining a ‘normal’ blood pressure is increasing. If you’re wondering how and why, check out our article on blood pressure that would help you understand it deeper.

While 120/80 is a well known common number that is associated with blood pressure, above what range is it called ‘Hypertension’ and when is it called ‘Hypotension’?

In common practice, we consider anything below and equal to Systolic Blood Pressure 120 and Diastolic Blood Pressure 80 as normal whereas anything above 140 and 90 are considered higher. Continue reading “WHO and Blood pressure guidelines”

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