The DS44 Integrated features a unique integrated, cuffmounted design that is compact and lightweight for ease of use. The gauge rotates 360º for easy viewing from any angle. A bumper around the dial provides added protection. The DS44 is available with four optional color bumpers for variety—blue, purple, red, and green.
HOW DURASHOCK TECHNOLOGY WORKS
In traditional aneroid sphygmomanometer design, several delicate gears and springs convert and amplify vertical movement of the pinion to rotational movement to turn the pointer. The DuraShock gear-free design, however, uses a superior single helix spring to directly convert the vertical movement of the pinion to rotation of the pointer without the use of a multi-step gear arrangement.
By creating a gear-free design, Welch Allyn products with DuraShock technology have fewer moving parts, providing a gauge that is shock resistant and lighter than traditional gauges. Until now, a dropped sphygmomanometer required recalibration or replacement. The DuraShock gauges in the Bronze, Silver, and Gold lines can fall 30 inches onto a hard surface and still remain accurate. The DuraShock gauges in the Platinum line can fall 60 inches onto a hard surface and still remain accurate.
Welch Allyn's complete line of aneroid sphygmomanometers incorporating our shock-resistant DuraShock technology offers practical benefits compared to traditional aneroid sphygmomanometers. With gear-free DuraShock technology, you can count on Welch Allyn gauges to:
- Remain in calibration longer than traditional blood pressure gauges, providing you with readings that maintain accuracy over time.
- Not need to be replaced as often as traditional aneroids, giving you a lower lifetime cost.
- Be capable of passing AAMI's shock resistant specification of surviving a 76 cm drop onto a hard surface and remaining in calibration.