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Microlife BP 3BU1-5

Device Model:BP 3BU1-5
Manufacturer:Sole: Microlife Corporation, 9F - 431 RuiGuang Road, NeiHu, Taipei 11492, TAIWAN PRC.
Measuring functions:Blood pressure
Primary Client Use:Intended for self-measurement and home use
Measurement Site:Wrist
Measurement Occurrence:Single measurements only
Availability:Discontinued but still available
Description: The Microlife BP 3BU1-5 is a non-clinically-validated automatic blood pressure monitor. Measurements are taken from the wrist and it is intended for self-measurement and home use. This device has been discontinued by the manufacturer but may be available through certain outlets.
Assessment:

The technology used in the Microlife BP 3BU1-5, to measure blood pressure, has failed in a clinical validation study, in a general population, according to a recognised standard protocol, as published in a peer-reviewed publication.

Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
MedavalNot recommendedThis device failed clinical validation.

Validation Publications

Altunkan S, Ilman N, Altunkan E. Validation of the Samsung SBM-100A and Microlife BP 3BU1-5 wrist blood pressure measuring devices in adults according to the International Protocol. Blood Press Monit. 2007 Apr;12(2):119-25. PMID: 17353656.

ESH-IP:2002 - Fail General population