New Blood Pressure Monitor And Scale Allow Chronically Ill Patients To Stay Connected

Omron Healthcare announced the launch of a new blood pressure monitor and scale with connectivity via smartphone, tablet, or other gateway devices for telemedicine and telehealth applications. With the population aging and the cost of inpatient care on the rise, remote patient monitoring has become increasingly important for not only providing comfort and convenience, but also cost savings.

“These easy to use devices allow chronically ill patients the freedom to monitor their health in the comfort of their homes instead of traveling to a hospital, which can prove to be a challenge,” said Jim Li, Executive Director of Medical Affairs at Omron. “Omron’s new products were designed to keep patients connected with their healthcare providers.”

The new blood pressure monitor (HEM-9200T) features simple and direct guidelines to ease the users’ experience and improve the quality of care. Features that can be captured and sent to a monitoring center include one button operation for convenience, wide-range cuff to fit various upper arm sizes, and an irregular heartbeat detector.

The new scale (HN-290T) has a measuring capacity of 550 pounds, covering almost all patients without compromising accuracy. Stepping on the scale automatically turns on the measurement mode while the large surface size enhances stability, and the large font displays easy to read results.
Equipped with Bluetooth® Smart technology, both devices can be easily connected to a gateway (a smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth® Smart enabled devices) to transfer data. Omron’s devices will be integrated to Qualcomm Life’s medical-grade 2net™ Connectivity Platform, 2net Hub and 2net Mobile, which enable secure, seamless capture and aggregation of biometric data for transmission to virtually any third party application or portal.

To ease the integration of Omron’s new devices with various telemedicine/telehealth solution platforms, Omron offers a StarterKit to system developers or solution providers.

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