The BP Pump 2 from Fluke Biomedical, Everett, Wash, provides dynamic blood pressure simulations for testing noninvasive blood pressure monitors, including arm- and wrist-cuff types. The analyzer features a preset mode for the simulation of most patient conditions and the capability to program user-defined simulations. The unit tests for leaks, measures static pressure, generates pressure, and tests overpressure valves. For improved testing versatility, the analyzer’s recently upgraded waveform test suite includes additional physiological selections.
BC GROUP INTERNATIONAL INC
The BC Biomedical NIBP-1000 series, from BC Group International Inc, St Louis, is a low-cost NIBP simulator. BC Biomedical offers two microprocessor-based simulators in its 1000 series. Both the NIBP-1020 and the NIBP-1010 models accept the company’s MSP-2100 module for SpO2 simulation. In addition, the NIBP-1020 has a full 12 lead ECG simulator built in. The optional battery allows for complete portability. With the ability to adjust the offsets, the NIBP-1000 series has features usually found in models costing twice as much.
Pronk Technologies of South Pasadena, Calif, offers the SimCube NIBP simulator. The economical 3-inch by 3-inch by 3.5-inch SimCube combines the functions of NIBP, IBP, and ECG/respiration simulators, plus a digital manometer. Key features include one-button operation, accurate preset NIBPs, a 400 to +400mmHg digital manometer, 10 heart rates for 12-lead ECG, 7 static, and 3 dynamic invasive pressures, arrhythmia, respiration, pacer, peak detect, and optional battery boost option. The SimCube is a rugged NIBP simulator—tested by the company with more than 50 drops with no failures. Pronk’s SimCube offers reliability, a 3-year factory warranty, and quick service turnaround time that minimizes downtime.
CLINICAL DYNAMICS CORP
Over 2 years of research and development have produced the AccuPulse NIBP simulator from Clinical Dynamics Corp, Wallingford, Conn. The simulator utilizes innovative CalTables, available exclusively on the device, to provide +/- 1 mmHg (typical) simulation accuracy. AccuPulse is less expensive than most NIBP simulators, while maintaining one-key operation for basic NIBP simulation, which adds to its ease of use. The simulator includes user-defined TestPoints, up to 45 programmable test points, with each of the following parameters independently programmable: systolic (20 to 295 mmHg), diastolic (10 to 260 mmHg), pulse rate (15 to 330 bpm), and pulse amplitude (0 to 150%). A high-accuracy pressure transducer is included. The unit is battery portable and self-contained, with built-in adult and neonate mandrels. The large 320 x 240 graphic display is easy to read and allows waveform display.