Spacelabs 90217
Device Model:
Spacelabs Healthcare, 35301 SE Center St., Snoqualmie, WA 98065, UNITED STATES.
Measuring functions:
Blood pressure
Primary Client Use:
Intended for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Measurement Site:
Upper Arm
Measurement Occurrence:
Intermittent measurements at specified intervals or times
Available Currently
Device Manual:
The Spacelabs 90217 is an ambulatory blood pressure monitor. Its blood pressure measurement technology has been proven to be accurate, with a 1-star Medaval rating. Blood pressure measurements are taken from the upper arm. It is intended for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.
The technology used in the Spacelabs 90217, to measure blood pressure, has passed in two clinical validation studies, between general and young populations, according to recognised standard protocols, as published in peer-reviewed publications.
Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
BP Medaval Recommendation Older clinical validation; older protocol; multiple clinical validations
BP BIHS (UK and IRL) ABPM Published evidence
BP ESH (Europe) ABPM Published evidence
BP Stride BP ABPM for adults Published evidence
Validation Publications:

Baumgart P, Kamp J. Accuracy of the SpaceLabs Medical 90217 ambulatory blood pressure monitor. Blood Press Monit. 1998 Oct;3(5):303-307. PMID: 10212370.

BHS:1993 - Pass (A/A) General population

SP10:1992 - Pass General population (Note: Standing, sitting and supine positions)

Redwine KM, James LP, O’Riordan MA, Sullivan JE, Blumer JL; for the Network of Pediatric Pharmacology Research Units. Accuracy of the Spacelabs 90217 ambulatory blood pressure monitor in a pediatric population. Blood Press Monit. 2015 Oct;20(5):295-8. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000132. PMID: 26529437.

BHS:1993 - Pass (A/B) Children, aged 6 to 17 years (n=112)

Relevant Publications:

Amoore JN, Dewar D, Gough K, Padfield PL. Do SpaceLabs ambulatory non-invasive blood pressure recorders measure blood pressure consistently over several years use? Blood Press Monit. 2005 Feb;10(1):51-6. PMID: 15687874.

Measurements from the Spacelabs 90217 are compared to those from a simulator, though not in a formal validation.

Pang TC, Brown MA. Accuracy of ambulatory blood pressure monitors in routine clinical practice. Am J Hypertens. 2006 Aug;19(8):801-9. PMID: 16876678.

Measurements from the Spacelabs 90217 are compared to those from a standard mercury sphygmomanometer (retrospectively), though not in a formal validation.

Nyvad J, Christensen KL, Buus NH, Reinhard M. The cuffless SOMNOtouch NIBP device shows poor agreement with a validated oscillometric device during 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2021 Jan;23(1):61-70. Epub: 2020 Dec 17. doi: 10.1111/jch.14135. PMID: 33350030.

Measurements from the Spacelabs 90217 are compared to those from the Somno Somnotouch NIBP (TON100), though not in a formal validation.