Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Omron’s VitalSight is a blood pressure monitor for the age of telehealth

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Before the pandemic, telehealth – seeing a doctor practically rather than in real life – was barely used by most patients in the United States. With both a strained healthcare system and fears of infection from in-person visits, that is now changing. Video or phone conversations with a doctor can solve basic problems. But the risk is that chronic diseases that benefit from routine check-ups – where the best healthcare is preventive, not reactive – will be left behind.

In response, we saw more connected tools like blood glucose monitors that can monitor vital signs in the home. Omron VitalSight aims to do the same for hypertension, or high blood pressure, which can be a precursor to a stroke or heart attack.


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