OMRON HEALTHCARE Celebrates 50 Years of Blood Pressure Monitoring History

Omron Healthcare Co, Ltd (OMRON Healthcare Co, Ltd.), referred to herein as the “Company”, is located in Mugo City. Kyoto Prefecture Japan Omron HealthCare is proud to announce this year it celebrates its 50th anniversary of producing blood pressure monitors. Since then, the company has continued to develop and manufacture accurate and easy-to-use blood pressure monitors. until now The company has sold more than 350 million units in more than 110 countries around the world.


The company has always believed in the importance of home blood pressure monitoring. Even blood pressure readings can only be taken in a healthcare facility. In 1991, the company introduced the world’s first automatic blood pressure monitor using fuzzy logic technology.

Increased accuracy and ease of use than a hand gauge. As well as promoting blood pressure monitors The company continues to strive to improve and develop ready made cuffs that users can wrap their arms around safely and easily. By expanding the range of support functions to ensure that users maintain the correct measurement posture.

Automatic weight setting function

Figure 1: First Blood Pressure Monitor: HEP-1

Figure 2: The world’s first fully automatic fuzzy logic blood pressure monitor: HEM-706.

The company also continues to raise awareness of the importance of home blood pressure monitoring among healthcare professionals. By developing and distributing precision and clinical devices. The company also supports the Ohasama Study, which began in 1986 in Ohasama. Iwate Prefecture About 300 Omron blood pressure monitors were delivered for research use. The City of Ohasama is notable for its high and increasing incidence of cardiovascular disease. As a result of the cold climate of the area, so to solve this problem. So public health nurses take steps to promote the health of the community. By encouraging residents to measure their blood pressure at home and providing recommendations based on daily self-measurement data. This study has been ongoing for more than 35 years and the results of this research confirm the benefits of measuring blood pressure at home. It is incorporated into guidelines for the management of hypertension published in different countries.

The company is also trying to address the challenges of adopting digital technologies in the field of blood pressure management. (WellnessLINK) in the Japanese market. Smartphone applications for health management, OMRON connect, are already available in more than 140 countries. in the United States This service allows users to share their home blood pressure readings with their doctors. promoting the management of cardiovascular disease before symptoms worsen The company has expanded its business scope by manufacturing and distributing a wide range of products and services. which supports the treatment of high blood pressure symptoms

The company also focuses on developing innovative devices. These developments include the world’s first clinically accurate wearable blood pressure monitor, the HeartGuide, and an upper arm blood pressure monitor with built-in electrocardiogram (ECG) technology to check for atrial fibrillation (AFib), a risk factor for a stroke. early

Figure 3: Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor: HCR-6900T-M

Figure 4: Upper arm blood pressure monitor with ECG technology: HCR-7800T.

“This year, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Omron Blood Pressure Monitor,” said Ayumu Okada, President and CEO of Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd. On this occasion, I would like to express my sincere thanks to our valued customers for their continued support to blood pressure monitors. Stroke and heart disease are known to be the leading causes of death worldwide, and as people in many countries age. The number of patients suffering from these diseases is expected to increase even more. We remain committed to achieving our vision of ‘Going for ZERO’. In the future, we will continue to make our contribution to extending the healthy life span of people around the world. by offering tools and services tailored to solve health problems.”

History of the development of blood pressure monitors

View detailed information about the company’s achievements. and a vision in the future to eliminate cerebrovascular problems and heart problems to zero

Source: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd. Source: Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/InfoQuest


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