Blood Pressure Monitor Wins International Product Design Awards

If you need advice on which home medical device you should use to take your blood pressure, look no further than the iF 2009 Gold Award presented to Omron Healthcare today for its Elite 7300 Blood Pressure Monitor. The Omron Elite 7300 also won the Universal Design Consumer Favorite Award of 2008.

The blood pressure monitor was not the only Gold Award that Omron received in the medicine and healthcare category today. It also received an iF Gold for product design of the Portable ECG Handheld Monitor. The awards were presented at the CeBIT festival in Hannover, Germany today. Both monitors are available for consumer at-home use, as well as to medical professionals in the U.S.

The nominees for the iF Gold are judged on the uniqueness, innovation, aesthetic appearance, usefulness and eco-friendliness as well as performance, quality and price. (Read more about the iF Awards.) Omron is a well-recognized brand in the medical community and in the public at large, particularly for finely-tuned heart rate and blood pressure monitors for personal use.

The Omron Elite 7300 Blood Pressure Monitor is the closest instrument to a professional monitor you can get. And you can take it wherever you go so it can give you regular reading. The instrument stores up to 84 readings, plus it has hypertension indicators and warns you if you have an irregular heartbeat. The Elite comes with Omron's Health Management software on CD-ROM and a USB cable, as well as 2 sizes of blood pressure cuffs to make sure you get the right fit.

There are two versions of the Omron Elite 7300: a Women's 7300W



and the Men's 7300.



The Omron Portable ECG Monitor, HCG-801, recipient of Omron's second 2009 iF Gold Award, is designed primarily for home use. It is to be used when symptoms of heart pain, palpitations, or shortness of breath occur. A recording of the event, even as short as 30 seconds, can provide diagnotic information to a physician. The ECG Monitor's information is important because often heart-disease symptoms are transient and may not occur when a physician is present.



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