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Huntleigh Dopplex ABIlity ABI System

The Dopplex Ability Automatic ABI system has never been simpler or quicker. It’s portability enables measurements to be made more efficiently in the primary care clinic, hospitals or patient’s home.

The ABIs are calculated within 3 minutes without any need to rest the patient. Results are automatically calculated, interpreted and displayed with Pulse Column waveforms on the LCD panel. The results can be printed on either thermal or adhesive paper.

Dopplex Ability requires minimal training and provides rapid bilateral ABI measurements in just 3 minutes. Its portability enables measurements to be made more efficiently in the primary care clinic, hospital or patient’s home. This can lead to the prioritisation of clinical services by improving clinical pathways.

Where can Dopplex Ability be used?

Wound care: For detecting arterial disease prior to applying compression bandaging.
PAD detection: Symptomatic or asymptomatic.
CHD screening: Identifying risk factors.


The Dopplex Ability offers a cost effective solution for the measurement of ABI:
Rapid measurements in 3mins (Doppler based ABI typically takes 30mins).
No need to rest the patient.
Can be used by healthcare support staff.
Reduces inappropriate referrals.

Ability Technology vs Oscillometric

The Ability is based on volume plethysmography technology which is superior to other automatic systems using the oscillometric method, especially in detecting low ankle pressures. When low ankle pressures are present, pulses are faint or undetectable and the oscillometric technique fails to detect systolic pressures correctly. However, the Ability does not depend upon detectable pulses being present and can therefore measure ankle pressures as low as 55mmHg and ABIs as low as 0.29 (Lewis, 2016).

Systematic reviews (Caruana, 2005 and Verberk, 2012) have shown that automatic ABI systems based on oscillometric technology have poor correlation and sensitivity when compared to Doppler ABIs. It is questionable whether they are suited for applications in wound care and PAD screening.

Simultaneous Arm Pressures

The Dopplex Ability is also superior to other ABI automated systems as it measures the blood pressures in both arms before utilising the higher pressure to calculate the ABI. This complies with current guidelines for ABI measurement and calculation published by NICE, ESC, TASC2 and AHA. Automated systems which measure the pressure in one arm only, may miss or incorrectly classify cases of PAD. (Vowden and Vowden, 2018).

Contoured Cuffs

The Dopplex Ability system has specially designed contoured ankle cuffs to give improved accuracy of ABIs. These unique cuffs correctly fit the shape of the ankle providing correct compression of the arteries resulting in superior measurements and enhanced patient comfort. Large adult cuffs are also available to fit large or oedematous limbs.


Integral Easy Grip Handle.
Integrated thermal printer (can be used with paper or label rolls).
Clear display showing tests status, numerical results, waveform and interpretation.
Simple to use interface.
Colour coded easy connect tubing.
Extremely easy to use and fully automatic.
Training CD included.
No need to rest the patient for 15 minutes.
Rapid bi-lateral ABI measurements in 3 minutes.
Simultaneous measurements reduce time.
Makes the measurement more cost effective.
No need to remove the patients’s socks or tights.
Maintains patient comfort and dignity.
Easy to apply 4 cuff system.
Improves patient experience.
Portable and powered by mains or rechargeable battery.
For home or clinical environments.
Integral printer for documentation of results and waveforms.
Instant hard copy for patient notes and reimbursement.
Automatic interpretation of ABI.
Reduces operator error.
Accurate reproducible results.
Clinically proven by recent studies.


Dopplex Ability: 2 year warranty
Battery: 1 year warranty
Accessories: 1 year warranty

This Set Includes:

1 x Set of Adult Cuffs (29cm-42cm)
1 x Battery
1 x Box of Sleeves
1 x Roll of Standard Paper
1 x Roll of Label Paper
Training Pack/CD
Main Cable

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