Validation of Transtek TMB-1776 according to European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010 in adults

Blood Press Monit. 2019 Dec;24(6):319-322. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000406.


In the present study, accuracy of Transtek TMB-1776 upper-arm blood pressure monitor in adult subjects was determined by comparing with a non-invasive (auscultatory) reference mercury sphygmomanometer, following the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010 (ESH-IP 2010). All the validation requirement were reached: 74, 93, and 98 of systolic blood pressure measurements and 86, 97, and 99 of diastolic blood pressure measurements were within 5, 10, and 15 mmHg of absolute difference, respectively. The mean ± SD device-observer difference was -1.2 ± 4.9 mmHg for systolic blood pressure and -0.7 ± 3.5 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure. For systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure, respectively, 25 and 30 of subjects had at least two of their three difference within 5 mmHg, and three and zero subject showed no difference within 5 mmHg. In conclusion, Transtek TMB-1776 has passed all phases of ESH-IP 2010 and is suitable for self/home blood pressure measurement of adults.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory / methods
  • Blood Pressure Monitors / standards*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / diagnosis
  • Hypertension / physiopathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged