Omron Healthcare, Inc., one of the leaders in home blood pressure monitoring, has announced the launch of a new blood pressure monitor and scale with connectivity via smartphone, tablet, or other gateway devices for telehealth applications.
Both the devices can be easily connected to a gateway to transfer data and can be incorporated to Qualcomm Life’s medical-grade 2net Connectivity Platform, 2net Hub and 2net Mobile to capture and aggregate biometric data for transmission to virtually any third party application or portal.
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.
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 centre include one button operation for convenience, wide-range cuff to fit various upper arm sizes, and an irregular heartbeat detector.
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.
“These new products were designed to keep patients connected with their healthcare providers”, said Jim Li, Executive Director of Medical Affairs, Omron.
These easy to use devices allow chronically ill patients the freedom to monitor their health in the comfort of their homes instead of travelling to a hospital, which can prove to be a challenge, he added.