Omron Healthcare is previewing two of its upcoming “Project Zero” devices along with the initiative to evolve the blood pressure category to “do more to improve heart health for millions of hypertensive individuals.”
“Blood pressure monitors must go beyond tracking numbers. Omron Healthcare is aiming at a greater mission — to help improve heart health,” Ranndy Kellogg, COO of Omron Healthcare, said in a statement. “In addition to building on our heritage of accuracy, we are designing our new products to provide more insights, encourage behavioral change, and promote healthier lifestyle habits.”
Project Zero Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
The still-not-available Project Zero Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor is described as “the smallest, lightest, quietest clinically accurate blood pressure monitor ever,” and in addition to blood pressure readings, it also provides physical activity and sleep data in real time.
The device enables users to discreetly track real-time blood pressure readings with a portable device, free of cuffs, wires or hoses. Also, it will remind users to take medication, improve and track compliance, and — if they fancy so — share the data collected with a physician.
Project Zero Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
The second device Omron has previewed at CES features a sleek and portable design, and is again free of tubes and wires. It uses Omron’s exclusive heart health algorithm, Advanced Accuracy, to measure more data points and eliminate movements for the most precise readings. Thus, the Project Zero Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor can track hypertension levels and detect irregular heartbeats, with the ability to beam this information to a mobile device running the OMRON Connect app. Which leads us to…
OMRON Connect Mobile app
Finally, the company introduced the brand-new OMRON Connect app that works with a range of Omron Wireless Bluetooth Smart blood pressure monitors, while allowing users to quickly monitor or email their readings to family or healthcare providers. The application can be used to track activity, progress and personal health history with an easy-to-grasp dashboard that offers insights on health trends.
The OMRON Connect app will be available for download for iOS and Android devices in late 2016.