Omron HEM-7112 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor
During the recent summit hosted by HTC in Bangkok, one of the more frequently discussed topics on what’s the next big innovation for smartphones was “health monitors” or life sensors integrated into the device.
Also, from last year’s event at the Qualcomm Annual Editor’s Week in San Diego, CA, we saw the chipmaker producing a lot of health sensors and hi-tech medical devices for life monitoring.
But, before those devices become really widely available, dedicated monitoring devices like this Omron HEM-7112 which is an automatic blood pressure monitor.
The device has one very basic yet specific function — take your blood pressure on-the-go. The unit is powered by two (2) triple-A batteries (there’s an option to plug directly to a wall socket).
It was pretty easy to use but we had a nurse at the office that help us interpret the results — just strap on the cuff around your upper arm (near the biceps region) and just press start. You get the results in a matter of seconds.
I actually bought a similar Omron monitor about 2 years ago when I had some unexplained health problems although the one I got was more portable and looked like an over-sized velcro wrist watch.
Disclosure: Omron sent us this unit to use and keep.