December 7, 2020
Health monitoring solutions company OMRON Healthcare has created the world’s first clinically-validated medical device that accurately detects the presence of wheezing in young children. By providing clear, reliable results, WheezeScan removes the uncertainty of potential misdiagnosis, ensuring children with asthmatic symptoms can access appropriate treatment plans.
The device, which is...
December 20, 2018
This morning, Omron Healthcare announced that the HeartGuide wristwatch — a wearable oscillometric wrist blood pressure monitor unveiled earlier this year at CES 2018 — has received FDA clearance and will be available at retail on January 9, 2019. The device is currently available for preorder for $499.
The key feature of the product is a flexible synthetic band that is designed to inflate and...
January 17, 2018
Editor's note: The headline of a previous version of this article incorrectly referred to Omron's devices as heart rate monitors instead of blood pressure monitors.
Last week at CES, Omron Healthcare announced two new heart monitoring devices as well as an updated version of its app to better connect the company’s products.
The first device, the Omron HeartGuide, is a watch being billed as the...
March 16, 2017
Smartphone ECG company AliveCor announced $30 million in new funding today, led by the Mayo Clinic and Omron Healthcare. At the same time, the company launched Kardia Pro, its first provider-facing offering, which uses AI to give cardiologists only the relevant information about their patient's ECGs.
"When we’ve talked to doctors in the past who’ve recommended our device .. and we said 'What do...
March 15, 2017
New York City-based Cohero Health, which develops connected health tools and technologies for chronic respiratory diseases, has closed on $10.5 million in Series A funding. This builds on the company’s earlier $9 million Series A round from late 2016, and the extra funding comes from new strategic investors Samsung Next and Omron Healthcare. With seed funding, this brings Cohero's total funding...
September 8, 2016
AliveCor which makes an mobile electrocardiogram device, will integrate data from Omron Healthcare's Bluetooth blood pressure devices into its ECG Kardia Mobile application. The clinically validated, direct-to-consumer app ECG and blood pressure monitor will patients with a more complete view of their heart health, improve proactive monitoring and create a new standard of care for people at risk...
March 19, 2015
Japanese medical device company Omron Healthcare, which has been marketing digital thermometers and blood pressure monitors for over 50 years, just launched its first smartphone-connected activity tracker, along with a new app that tracks fitness data and integrates with Apple Health.
The Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker, a Bluetooth-enabled clip-on activity tracker, records steps, distance, and...
December 10, 2014
Japan-based medical device company Omron Healthcare has partnered with AliveCor to help bring AliveCor's FDA-cleared smartphone-connected electrocardiogram (ECG) to more online and brick and mortar retailers.
AliveCor CEO Euan Thomson told MobiHealthNews in an interview that Omron already sells its own products at various retailers, and through this partnership, Omron will bring AliveCor's...
July 5, 2012
Japanese telecom NTT Docomo is teaming up with medical equipment manufacturer Omron Healthcare to launch a new wireless and mobile healthcare venture.
The newly formed Docomo Healthcare will provide wireless links to various Omron devices, including blood-pressure cuffs, sleep monitors and body composition scales, allowing consumers to upload personal data to the cloud via smartphones. The data...