What is a Sphygmomanometer? Sphygmomanometer is the scientific term for blood pressure meter. It is a device used to measure blood pressure. The term sphygmomanometer came from the Greek word sphygmós which means pulse. The original Sphygmomanometer was invented in 1881 by Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch. But the blood pressure monitor became poplar [...]