The ambulatory blood pressure monitor we use in this study is called an Oscar 2 unit, manufactured by SunTech Medical Ltd.
You will be asked to wear an ambulatory blood pressure monitor for an eight-hour period over one working day. The ambulatory blood pressure monitor is small and light. It is worn on a small pouch around your waist, with an arm cuff attached to your non-dominant arm.
At different time-points throughout the day, the blood pressure monitor will inflate. This will usually occur no more than 2-3 times per hour. You should keep your arm still while the arm cuff is inflating, but carry on with your activity as normal.
The monitor should not impede on your normal daily activities, with one exception; you can not engage in any activity that would result in the monitor getting wet.
For further information on the Oscar 2 unit, see www.suntechmed.com