A new reusable skin-protective sphygmomanometer cuff

Eri Gi, Hiroaki Watanabe, Shigekazu Sugino, Tada Aki Kawae, Akiyoshi Namiki

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Objective. Repeated blood pressure measurement with a sphygmomanometer often produces skin redness and subcutaneous bleeding in clinical settings. Recently, we have produced a new reusable skin-protective cuff with an additional sheet. Methods. We evaluated skin damage and blood pressure measurement accuracy when using the new cuffs. We also evaluated upper arm deformity by CT scan during cuff inflation. Pulse wave amplitude evaluation was carried out with an NIBP simulator and our original system. Results. The use of this cuff reduced subcutaneous bleeding and pain with cuff inflation and enabled accurate blood pressure measurement. Conclusion. We produced a new skin protective reusable sphygmomanometer cuff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun


  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Skinprotective cuff
  • Sphygmomanometer
  • Subcutaneous bleeding


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