Mentone Educational is proud to offer a wide range of manual and digital sphygmomanometers that are suitable for clinical and educational use. Our high-quality products are produced by respected and reliable medical equipment manufacturers including ALP-K2, Omron and ADC (American Diagnostics Corporation). These sphygmomanometers are used by private consumers and medical professionals around the world because of their professional quality and ability to deliver exceptionally accurate readings in a user-friendly format.
What is a Sphygmomanometer?
A sphygmomanometer, also known as a blood pressure monitor, meter or gauge is a device used to measure blood pressure.
It consists of:
- An inflatable cuff, designed to wrap around the upper arm
- A mechanism for inflation, either a manually or electronically operated bulb or pump
- A measuring unit, displaying the reading of the systolic and diastolic pressure during arterial blood flow.
The term “sphygmomanometer” comes from the Greek word “sphygmos”, meaning the pulse or beating of the heart, and “manometer”, meaning a tension or pressure-measuring device. It was first invented in 1881 by American physician, Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch and has since been modernised to become one of the most popular and essential medical instruments used today.
Types of Sphygmomanometers
At Mentone Educational, you will find an extensive range of sphygmomanometers for sale, including both manual and digital monitors. When you buy equipment from Mentone Educational, you are buying a high-quality product that can be used at every level and in every field of medicine. These are suitable for students, physicians and individuals with clinical indications for regular blood pressure monitoring. Mentone Educational offers a competitive pricing, ensuring every individual can access a reliable and accurate sphygmomanometer.
Manual sphygmomanometers include aneroid (dial) and mercury (column) variations. They require the use of a stethoscope to determine various heart sounds that indicate the pressure of blood flow. Due to the increased complexity of operating a manual sphygmomanometer, they are most-commonly used by expertly trained professionals.
Digital sphygmomanometers use electronic inflation of the cuff to measure systolic and diastolic blood pressure. They are extremely user-friendly as they can be operated without any formal training and can be used in any environment, as they are not dependent on the user listening to heart sounds through a stethoscope.
Which Type is Most Suitable?
Our high-quality products are available to buy in a number of different types and at several different prices.
Manual sphygmomanometers are generally considered to be the gold standard for diagnosis due to their high level of accuracy, and hence are used by many trained professionals. These include doctors such as general practitioners or specialist doctors and trained allied health professionals. A reliable, entry-level manual sphygmomanometer can be purchased from around $45 to $80, with our large model costing around $200.
Digital sphygmomanometers have quickly become the most commonly used device because they are simple to operate, user-friendly and convenient. This makes them ideal for all individuals, from those who require at-home self-monitoring due to a clinical condition, to medical professionals requiring accurate readings across multiple clinical environments, including challenging emergency situations. Digital sphygmomanometers can be purchased from around $100 to $200.
Leading Brands We Stock
Since 1993, Omron has been providing exceptional quality healthcare products to people around the world. Recognised as a global leader in the design and production of sensor and ultrasonic systems and technology, the company has cemented its reputation as a key international supplier and distributor of medicine, healthcare and wellness products. Omron was the first to introduce manual and digital blood pressure monitors into the home healthcare market and their products are preferred by both private consumers and medical professionals around the world for their ease-of-use, quick and accurate readings and their simple, one-touch operation.
American Diagnostic Corporation (ADC)
American Diagnostic Corporation (ADC) is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of diagnostic medical products, personal instruments and accessories for the healthcare industry. For more than 30 years, they have been dedicated to designing, manufacturing and supplying blood pressure instruments that provide an unmatched value proposition with a purchase experience that is second to none.
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Mentone Educational has made a name for itself by providing only the highest quality of physiology equipment and educational resources to schools, hospitals, practices and universities across Australia. Owned and operated by experts, we pride ourselves on delivering friendly, knowledgeable customer service, ensuring that our clients have the advice needed to make the most informed choice.
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