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Finapres Portapres

Device Name:Portapres
Manufacturer:Sole: Finapres Medical Systems B.V. (FMS), Hogehilweg 8 NL 1101 CC, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS.
Measuring functions:Blood pressure
Primary Client Use:Intended for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Measurement Site:Finger
Measurement Occurrence:Continuous measurement
Availability:Available Currently
Description: The Finapres Portapres is a clinically validated automatic blood pressure monitor. Measurements are taken from the finger and it is intended for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

The technology used in the Finapres Portapres, to measure blood pressure, has been assessed, in general and specific populations, according to non-standard protocols.

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

Hirschl MM, Binder M, Herkner H, Bur A, Brunner M, Seidler D, Stühlinger HG, Laggner AN. Accuracy and reliability of noninvasive continuous finger blood pressure measurement in critically ill patients. Crit Care Med. 1996 Oct;24(10):1684-9. PMID: 8874306.

Ad Hoc protocol General population (Note: IA validation (n=3118/39))

Eckert S, Horstkotte D. Comparison of Portapres non-invasive blood pressure measurement in the finger with intra-aortic pressure measurement during incremental bicycle exercise. Blood Press Monit. 2002 Jun;7(3):197-83. PMID: 12131075.

Ad Hoc protocol During exercise (n=6)

Relevant Publications

Chin KY, Panerai RB. Comparative study of Finapres devices. Blood Press Monit. 2012 Aug;17(4):171-8. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0b013e328356e1b3. PMID: 22781635.

Measurements from the Finapres Portapres are compared to those from the TNO Finapres, though not in a formal validation.