Features

  • Data reading from blood pressure monitors.
  • Two devices can be attached at the same time.
  • Assigning profiles to user selection switches for each devices.
  • Saving device data to your local disk by merging with your existing archive. Previous readings will not be lost. There is no 100 record limit on archive.
  • Exporting device data to external files in CSV, TXT, HTML, PDF or CCR format.
  • Presenting device data in grid and graph.
  • Printing device data and graph.

Blood pressure data reader for mac with options.

Specifications

Operating system OS X 10.11 or later. iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, Mac Pro with compatible embedded USB or Bluetooth interface
USB interface 2.0+, connect Blood Monitor directly to your machine
Bluetooth interface 4.0+ LTE Check out your computer at Apple menu: ’About this Mac’ -> ‘System Report…’ -> ‘Hardware’ group -> ‘Bluetooth’
Compatible blood pressure devices

USB interface: US version OMRON 10+ Series, BP 791IT. Buy it from Amazom or from other retailers

Bluetooth interface: OMRON BP 653, 654, 761, 786. OMRON BP 786 is recommended. US versions are tested only. Buy it from Amazon or from other retailers

Data storage on your computer disk Yes. Personal data and device readings are saved to local computer only
Exported file formats CSV, TXT, HTML, PDF, CCR. Microsoft HealthVault compatible: .CSV and TXT
Health information system compatible Exported files in .CSV, .TXT or .CCR format can be uploaded or e-mailed to most health providers

Installation

Download or update "BP Data Explorer" through Mac AppStore. Applications you purchase from Apple are tied to your Apple ID. BP Data Explorer can also be installed on more than one Macs.

Follow the on-screen instructions to open the application package and install it. The application configures itself.

After opening the app, do not forget to enable Bluetooth (BT) and USB to be able to read your blood pressure monitor(s). When using BT monitor at the first time, pair your device with the application. Click on Connect and Pair.

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Configuration and data location

BP Data Explorer does not require configuration. Options of device recovery and status messages are available in the menu "File". Enable (✓) at least one device access.

BP Data Explorer is a secure sandboxed app, that ensures that it does only what it is intended to do. Sandboxing isolates apps from the critical system components of your Mac. All device data is saved to the application’s sandbox.

Sandbox container path:
/Library/Containers/life.sanfrancisco.projects.bp/Data

Archive files can be found in container under the folder of Documents

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Connect device and read data

Power up your blood pressure monitor. If it's in sleep mode, you must wake it up. Note that while in sleep, it cannot be detected. Different devices behave different ways, please read the manual what to do. Typical cause of connection error is derived from this sleep mode. When an Omron device is ready for a remote connection, usually a running O appears on its screen.

When using USB monitor, attach the device with a good USB cable to the Mac. You may need to skip your USB hub if connection is unreliable. Bluetooth monitors should be placed next to your Mac within 1 m (2-3 feet). At the first time, when the device is successfully identified, you must pair it with the app. On the "Pairing request" message box click on the Pair button.

Click on the app's Connect button to detect your monitor. It takes about a minute to read all data. Connection progress messages will pop up when local notification is enabled in the menu "File". On the left side column all detected monitors will be listed. Select one to see and save its data.

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Set user profile

Individual profiles can be set to user "A" and "B" of the selected monitor. Profiles are stored on your Mac. User info is shown on the exported and printed data sheets.

Under the Users tab set family name, first name and middle name (if any), date of birth. Type in any additional info you may need on the printed or exported reports.

Don't forget about saving the actual device data. It automatically saves profiles as well.  Save data function is available in the Toolbar and under the tab of Device data. You can open saved archive files at any time. The file is in CSV format. Each user has separated archive and profile files.

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Save, export, print

Select monitor and A or B user from the left sidebar. Blood pressure data in table format is available under the tab of Device data. Graph is generated from this table and can be seen under tab Device data graph.

Click on the Save data button to copy your readings to the sandbox Documents folder. New data is merged with the existing archive. Older data will not be lost. BP Data Explorer overrides storage limitations of your blood pressure monitor with its own archive.

Export device data to a file by clicking on Export data.  Use file name with .csv, .txt, .html, .ccr or .pdf extension.

Print out the data by clicking on the Print data icon in the Toolbar.

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Graph view

Click on the tab of Device data graph to see the monitor data in a graph view.

Select Show averages to add average lines.

Select Show pulse to add pulse data to the graph.

You can change the first and last date of the shown data by sliders. The app's skip the data of the older or later regions.

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