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KYOTO, Japan , May 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — OMRON Healthcare Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as the Company) headquartered in Muko City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, is proud to announce its 50th anniversary in Paris. blood pressure monitors to produce this year. Since introducing its first manometer-type hand-held blood pressure monitor in 1973, the Company has continued to improve and produce accurate and easy-to-use blood pressure monitors. To date, the Company has sold more than 350 million units in more than 110 countries worldwide.
The Company has always believed in the importance of home blood pressure monitoring, even when blood pressure readings can only be obtained at medical facilities. In 1991, the Company launched the world’s first automated blood pressure monitor with fuzzy logic technology.
for better accuracy and ease of use than manual monitors. In parallel with the advancement of blood pressure monitors, the Company has continuously worked to improve and develop the pre-formed cuff that the user can safely and easily wrap around their arm. In addition, the company focused on improving ease of use and measurement accuracy by expanding the range of support functions to ensure that the user maintains the correct measurement posture.
Automatic pressure adjustment function
Image 1: The first tensiometer: HEP-1
Image 2: The world’s first unobtrusive automatic blood pressure monitor: HEM-706
In addition, the Company has worked to raise awareness of the importance of home blood pressure monitoring among medical professionals through the development and distribution of clinically validated devices. The Company supported the Ohasama study, which began in 1986 in Ohasama, Iwate Prefecture, by providing approximately 300 units of OMRON blood pressure monitors for research use. Ohasama was noted for high and increasing rates of cardiovascular disease due to the cold climate of the area. To combat this problem, public health nurses worked to improve public health by asking their residents to measure their blood pressure at home and by giving them advice based on their daily self-measured blood pressure data . This study continued for more than 35 years and its results, which confirmed the benefits of home blood pressure monitoring, have been incorporated into hypertension management and control guidelines issued in several countries.
The Company continued to take on the challenge of adopting digital technology for blood pressure monitoring. In 2010, the company launched a wellness management service, WellnessLINK, in the Japanese market. The smartphone app for health management, OMRON connect, is now available in more than 140 countries. Additionally, in 2020, the Company launched a remote patient monitoring service in the U.S. This service allows users to share their home blood pressure readings with physicians, promoting the control of cardiovascular disease before it worsens. The Company’s business scope has expanded by manufacturing and distributing a range of products and services that support hypertension treatments.
The Company is also committed to the development of innovative devices. These developments include the world’s first clinically accurate portable blood pressure monitor, HeartGuide, and an upper arm blood pressure monitor with built-in electrocardiogram (ECG) technology to facilitate early detection of atrial fibrillation, a known risk factor for cerebral embolism cardiogenic.
Image 3: Portable blood pressure monitor: HCR-6900T-M
Image 4: Upper arm blood pressure monitor with ECG: HCR-7800T
“This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of OMRON blood pressure monitors,” said Ayumu Okada, President and CEO of OMRON Healthcare Co., Ltd. valued customers for your continued support of our blood pressure monitors. Cerebrovascular diseases are known to be the leading cause of death worldwide, and as populations in many countries continue to age, the number of patients suffering from the diseases is expected to increase even further. this. We remain committed to fulfilling the ‘Going for ZERO’ vision. In the future, we will continue to contribute to extending healthy life expectancy for people around the world by introducing devices and services designed to solve health-related issues.”
History of the development of blood pressure monitoring
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