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Proprietary bio-information sensing and voluminous clinical data realize accurate measurement

Bio-info sensing the source of trust from the medical community

In developing new technologies, our most important task is to accurately assess the needs of medical professionals, and respond to them in the form of practical devices that enable easy and accurate measurement of bio-information. In this way, we have developed innovative technologies and products that contribute to the establishment of new diagnostic criteria and treatments. What makes this possible is our core competency in bio-information sensing as well as the development of highly precise algorithms that are fine-tuned via joint clinical tests with medical institutions. Many of our blood pressure monitors used worldwide have met the standards of measurement accuracy from ESH (European Society of Hypertension), BHS (British Hypertension Society) and AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) and have also received recommendations from dabl (dabl Educational Trust) and other valuation organizations, earning Omron recognition as a trustworthy brand.

Milestones in Product Developments

Year

1972


Key product developed
MC-320 professional-use electric thermometer
Remarks
First professional-use thermometer
Year

1973


Key product developed
HEM-1 digital blood pressure monitor (BPM)
Remarks
First BPM
Year

1979


Key product developed
BP-203 blood pressure monitoring system with oscillometric method
Remarks
Japan's first use of oscillometric method
Year

1980


Key product developed
MC-20 home-use electric thermometer
Remarks
First home-use thermometer with digital LCD display
Year

1985


Key product developed
BP-308 blood pressure monitoring system with ECG monitor
Remarks
World's first patient monitor with ECG
Year

1988


Key product developed
CBM-3000 non-invasive vital signs monitor
Remarks
World's first patient monitor using tonometry method
Year

1991


Key product developed
HEM-706 fuzzy logicautomatic digital BPM
Remarks
World's first fuzzy logic-based inflation control
Year

1992


Key product developed
MC-500 professional-use ear thermometer
Remarks
Japan's first ear thermometer
Year

1995


Key product developed
HBF-300 body fat monitor
Remarks
First home-use handheld fat monitor
Year

1996


Key product developed
Tasche HJ-110 free-stylepocket pedometer
Remarks
Accelerometer and angle detection sensors make it possible to count steps with the device in a pocket or bag, not clipped at the waist
Year

1997


Key product developed
BP-88 blood pressure monitoring system
Remarks
World's first timely detectionof changes in cardiovascular dynamics
Year

1999


Key product developed
form BP-203RPE non-invasive vascular screening device
Remarks
World's first oscillometric monitor for Simultaneous meaVelocity) and ABI (Ankle Brachial Index) to determine stiff or clogged arteries
Year

2002


Key product developed
HEM-637IT wrist blood pressure monitor
Remarks
Japan's first wrist BPM with advanced positioning sensor
Year

2005


Key product developed
HCG-801 portable ECG monitor
Remarks
Easy-to-use personal ECG recorder
Year

2005


Key product developed
HEM-9000AI blood pressure monitor with augmentation index
Remarks
Development of central aortic blood pressure estimation technology contributes to next-generation hypertension treatment
Year

2007


Key product developed
Active Style Pro HJA-350IT activity monitor
Remarks
Accurate measurement of various daily activities with newly developed algorithm
Year

2009


Key product developed
HEM-4500-SOL upper-arm blood pressure monitor
Remarks
Japan's first solar-charging BPM
Year

2009


Key product developed
HEM-7250IT automatic BPM, HJ-205IT pedometer, and HBF-208IT body composition monitor
Remarks
Communications-enabled devices for use with WellnessLINK health management service
Year

2011


Key product developed
DUALSCAN HDS-2000 visceral fat analyzer
Remarks
World's first professional-use visceral fat analyzer using impedance analysis method, capable of safe, easy, and accurate estimation of visceral fat area
Year

2011


Key product developed
HBP-1600 Spot Check Vital Signs Monitor
Remarks
Japan's first patient monitor with automatic transfer of blood pressure, temperature, and other vital signs into electronic health records
Year

2012


Key product developed
Sleepmeter HSL-101 and SleepDesign Lite HSL-001
Remarks
Sleep checkers to measure and analyze sleep state, duration, etc., to help improve quality of sleep
Year

2012


Key product developed
HEM-7251G automatic blood pressure monitor
Remarks
3G-enabled BPM for use with MedicalLINK high blood pressure management service
Year

2012


Key product developed
HEM-6310F automatic blood pressure monitor
Remarks
The slimmest and lightest wrist BPM designed for quiet measurement
Year

2012


Key product developed
HBF-252F body composition monitor
Remarks
Built-in automatic recognition function makes instant measurement possible simply by stepping on the unit