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Automatic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor: What is it and How it works

Updated: Dec 29, 2020

As the saying goes, "prevention is better than cure." This is especially true when it comes to heart conditions. Luckily, thanks to the convenience brought by the latest technology developments, we now have access to the same high-precision health monitoring devices as most professionals have. Blood pressure monitors help both doctors and us making a diagnosis of high blood pressure. With these tools, we can effectively prevent and recognize the first symptoms of heart diseases. 

In this article, we will share everything you should know about a blood pressure monitor upper arm. We will focus mainly on how to use a digital blood pressure monitor. Scroll to the end of this article to discover one of our product suggestions!

What is Blood Pressure?

Remember when your doctor or parents told you so many times to do sports and eat healthy? Well, one of the main reasons was to take good care of your heart. The most important muscle in our body pumps blood, delivers oxygen and nutrients to our cells. Simply put, the heart is crucial to our survival. 

You might be wondering, what is blood pressure? In a nutshell, it is the force exerted by the heart on the walls of your arteries each time it beats. Here, the two essential numbers to considers are the maximum (systolic) and minimum (diastolic) blood pressure. 

The maximum pressure depends on the efficiency of the heat pump (amount of blood expelled with each contraction) and on the elasticity of the artery walls. Under normal conditions, the maximum pressure is 120 mmHg. When the lumen of the arteries narrows or the walls' elasticity decreases, the blood has greater difficulty in flowing, and the maximum pressure rises above normal values.

On the other hand, the minimum blood pressure is measured based on the resistance that the blood encounters in the peripheral tissues. The more the flow is obstructed, the slower the pressure drops. In this situation, the minimum value reached before the next contraction should be higher than the normal value of 80mm Hg.

Therefore, the blood pressure values that a healthy individual should have are as follow:

l Systolic (or maximum) pressure: 115-120 mmHg

l Diastolic blood pressure (or minimum): 75-80 mmHg

Automatic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Overview 

A blood pressure monitor is the device that provides an overview of our health status. This instrument gives reliable information and helps us address the risk of underlying heart conditions, which can pose a threat to our health.

For the sake of this explanation, we will consider automatic upper arm blood pressure monitors. Digital blood pressure monitors are extremely simple and intuitive to use. No special knowledge is required for other than the correct positioning of the device and the adoption of some simple precautions in order to avoid incorrect or imprecise measurements.

In fact, the latest generation blood pressure monitors upper arm are instruments capable of determining blood pressure values in a fully automated manner. To utilize the automated BP monitor, you need to position and fasten it on the upper arm and press the start button. 

Normally, digital blood pressure monitors consist of a cuff (where you can find the so-called “air chamber”) connected to an electronic console. The function performed by the device is inflation and deflation of the cuff, data collection (through special sensors), data processing, and display.

Measurement Process

Now, it is time to delve into the measurement process. A digital automated blood pressure monitor utilizes an air pump to inflate the cuff wrapped on the patient's upper arm. By doing so, the blood is prevented from regularly flowing in the main artery. At this stage, the device sensor can measure the maximum blood pressure values.

Then, the cuff starts deflating, which translates in the force applied to the arm is then gradually released until the blood is free to pass through. The measurement obtained when the blood flow is no longer blocked determines the minimum pressure.

Once the complete circle is terminated, the results are displayed on a practical LCD screen. Depending on the device, the whole process takes just a few minutes, and it is quite accurate. To make sure of the precision of your instrument, you can always consult your doctor.

Then, why measuring the blood pressure? As previously mentioned, know beforehand about a problem gives us the chance to find a solution. Blood pressure measurement is instrumental in preventing and treating related diseases such as aneurysm, stroke, atherosclerosis, heart failure, heart attack, and kidney damage. In addition, blood pressure monitoring is useful to better understand the situation of circulatory functions.

Viatom Automatic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor (BP2)

With now a better understanding of the device itself, we can now look at the newest technology development offer.

We at Viatom are committed to the research and development of new cutting edge instruments. We provide valuable medical devices that help both professionals and general users to run a better diagnosis, with the ultimate goal of preventing heart diseases. 

In this regard, we have designed our new Automatic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor. The BP2 is a clinically validated device that can automatically perform a triple measurement. We can ensure an accurate reading of the systolic, diastolic blood pressure, and pulse rate through the instrument utilization.

As for all Viatom products, we focus on the practicality of design and simplicity in operation. This Bluetooth blood pressure monitor is fully capable of precise real-time readings and can provide instant feedback shareable on mobile devices. Through the app, the user can keep a record of the complete data history. Ultimately, the Armfit+ blood pressure monitor can be easily used at home, hospitals, or travel.

In one compact tool, you may have your personal health consultant, which provides constant invaluable information. 


Hopefully, these insights helped you to learn more about blood pressure monitors and how important this device can be for health care. At Viatom, we are specialized in the research and development, production, and sales of medical diagnosis and monitoring equipment.

Our product range covers blood oxygen, electrocardiogram, multi-parameter monitoring, blood pressure, and other categories. Our products have successively obtained the CE and FDA certifications. Our devices have been sold to more than 40 countries worldwide.

If you are interested in discovering more about our medical instrument solutions, keep an eye on this blog, where we will continue to share our knowledge with you. Contact us now to learn more about how Viatom can help!


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