WEARABLE BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORG)
OMRON’S foray into the wearable devices market has resulted in the HeartGuide wearable blood pressure monitor. This oscillometric blood pressure monitor has a form factor of a regular wrist watch, and has already received clearance from the FDA for availability as a personal medical device.
The HeartGuide features similar functionality to that of a digital wrist watch, where oscillometric measurement is achieved via an innovative design. The presence of the cuff in the watch band would inflate to measure clinically accurate systolic and diastolic pressure. A selection of the miniature blood pressure pumps, valves and chips in the device are no larger than a grain of rice. The device would also be able to track your daily activity such as steps, distance and calories burnt and the quality of sleep. Basic smartwatch functionality that accompanies the Omron HeartGuide would include telling the time, date, notifications of incoming texts, emails and calls, as well as the ability to set event reminders. Priced at US$499 each. The all-new, proprietary mobile app from Omron allows users to better understand how their lifestyle impacts their heart health.