Founded by D. Eugene Hokanson in 1973, Hokanson originally opened its doors to provide instrument and accessories for vascular research and clinical testing at the Seattle Veterans Affairs Hospital and the University of Washington Medical Center. Hokanson developed instruments using pulse wave and continuous wave Doppler technology, three forms of plethysmography, specialized blood pressure cuffs, and blood pressure cuff inflators in order to facilitate groundbreaking peripheral vascular physiological testing. The primary impetus was atherosclerosis, as well as other diseases and conditions that impeded arterial blood flow and venous return. As vascular disease was more widely studied, Hokanson introduced computerized instrumentation for noninvasive blood flow testing and vascular disease diagnosis in human limbs.
Today D.E. Hokanson, Inc., a women-owned business, provides noninvasive diagnostic instruments of the highest quality to the medical community. For over 40 years Hokanson has been both a progressive and reliable resource for the vascular community.