LAKE FOREST, Ill., Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In pursuit of its Going for Zero mission to eliminate heart attack and stroke, Omron Healthcare is the first blood pressure monitor brand to offer connection to Alexa, the cloud-based voice service from Amazon. Those who use an Omron connected blood pressure monitor that pairs to the brand's proprietary Omron Connect mobile application can ask Alexa to connect with and open their app, locate and read back their latest blood pressure reading, calculate their average reading over a day/week/month, and compare readings across different dates and times of day.
Working through the Omron Connect app, the Omron Alexa skill can also call out higher-than-normal readings and provide guidelines and tips to ensure accurate blood pressure measurement. Those who use Alexa can also set reminders to learn to regularly monitor their blood pressure. Omron, the global heart health technology leader, worked with Amazon to develop the Omron Alexa skill to encourage regular blood pressure monitoring and better heart health habits.
"With our Going for Zero mission, we're focused on helping people build better habits for their heart health and adding our proprietary Omron Alexa skill is a major stride in that direction," said Omron Healthcare President and CEO, Ranndy Kellogg. "Your blood pressure provides important health insights. Monitoring it regularly empowers you with knowledge, helps you act on your numbers sooner, and can even save your life."
The Omron Connect app syncs with all of Omron connected blood pressure monitors so users can store, track and share their heart health data with their doctors for deeper heart health insights, which can help optimize treatment plans and lead to better health outcomes.
According to the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology blood pressure guidelines, 103 million Americans are now in the hypertensive range.
"High blood pressure affects nearly half of all U.S. adults, according to the AHA guidelines. It's more important than ever for us to find new ways to connect with them and to help them understand and manage their condition," said Kellogg.
To enable the Omron skill, all you need is the Alexa app and the Omron Connect mobile app, which are available for free download from the Apple iOS or Google Play stores. Each time you want to access information about your heart health, just ask Alexa to open Omron Connect.
About Omron Healthcare, Inc. Omron Healthcare, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of personal heart health and wellness products. Its market-leading products include home blood pressure monitors and electrotherapy devices. Since Omron invented its first blood pressure monitors more than 40 years ago, the company has been passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health at home through precise technology. Omron is the number one doctor and pharmacist recommended brand of blood pressure monitors for home use. The company's mission is Going for Zero, the elimination of heart attacks and strokes. For more information, visit OmronHealthcare.com.