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Copal UA-251

Device Model:UA-251
Manufacturer:Copal Inc. (Suspended), Suite 3, 803 North Front Street, McHenry, IL 60050, UNITED STATES.
Measuring functions:Blood pressure
Primary Client Use:Intended for patient monitoring
Measurement Site:Upper Arm
Measurement Occurrence:Single measurements only
Description: The Copal UA-251 is a clinically validated automatic blood pressure monitor. Measurements are taken from the upper arm and it is intended for bedside patient monitoring. This device is now obsolete.

The technology used in the Copal UA-251, to measure blood pressure, has been assessed, in a general population, according to a non-standard protocol.

Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
MedavalNoneWhen an evaluation is carried out using a non-standard protocol, no inference can be made on accuracy based on a standard protocol.

Validation Publications

Steptoe A, Molineux D. Evaluation of an electronic sphygmomanometer suitable for the self-monitoring of blood pressure. Behav Res Ther. 1986;24(2):223-6. PMID: 3964187.

Unknown protocol General population (Note: No abstract online)

Maheswaran R, Zezulka AV, Gill JS, Beevers M, Davies P, Beevers DG. Clinical evaluation of the Copal UA-251 and the Dinamap 1848 automatic blood-pressure monitors. J Med Eng Technol. 1988 Jul-Aug;12(4):160-3. PMID: 3193436.

Ad Hoc protocol General population

Crombie IK, Clark EC, Smith WC. Assessment of the Copal UA-251 automatic blood pressure recorder under field survey conditions. Med Biol Eng Comput. 1988 Nov;26(6):663-4. PMID: 3256762.

Unknown protocol General population (Note: No abstract online)