Health care

Approaching the technological milestone of a wearable pressure gauge.
Personal medical services evolving with AI.

Predicting the risk of stroke and cardiovascular diseases with the aim of prevention.
Solving global social problems = "zero event"

There are said to be around 1 billion patients in the world with high blood pressure. Patients suffering from high blood pressure for a prolonged period of time are at greater risk of developing arteriosclerosis which is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke.
Suffering from heart disease or a stroke can lead to a 10-year reduction in lifespan. Other symptoms can include loss of mobility and or loss of ability to speak.

In order to create a society where no-one has to suffer from these conditions OMRON have created a new principle "zero event" to predict risks and prevent them in advance.

Detecting high risk blood pressure fluctuations.

A new challenge. Creating a "zero event" world in relation to brain and cardiovascular disease through blood pressure monitoring.

Measuring when convenient. Facilitating measurement through wearables.

The first step toward realizing our principle of "zero event" is to increase the frequency of blood pressure measurement.
To this end we are currently developing a blood pressure monitor with a width of only 25mm, which can be worn in a similar way to a wrist watch.
Transitioning to wearables is an effective step for the advancement of personalized medicine. By emphasizing a more lightweight design we are able to comfortably take measurements at any time, day or night. The data can then be used to form an opinion on appropriate medical treatment.
To increase the available vital signs data, OMRON realizes that the key point is to create a comfortable environment where they are easy to measure.

Towards a future of personalized medicine

Integrating blood pressure data and electrocardiographic data to improve accuracy of cardiovascular risk assessments.

In order to improve the accuracy of risk assessments for the onset of stroke and heart disease we integrate blood pressure data with electrocardiographic data. Working with one of our business partners, AliveCor, we are able to analyze this data and create new algorithms to predict and prevent these conditions in the future.
It is also our intention to accelerate the evolution of data-based medical systems through AliveCor's wearable remote monitoring platform for physicians.

"Kardia Mobile" an electrocardiographic waveform analysis application
※ Available now in North America.

IoT, connecting data in a meaningful, personalized way.

Wearable sensors are continuously checking personal vital signs. Vital signs that are measured are blood pressure, electrocardiogram data, sleep patterns, genetic factors and lifestyle and behavior patterns. In addition, other factors are taken into account such as personality, past medical history and family medical history. The AI combines and analyzes all of this data from the IoT sources and identifies trends. These trends then point to optimal, personalized treatments for that person.

 

Sensing & Control + ThinkCreating the future of healthcare

An individual's body condition can always be passively observed leading to a situation where their QOL (quality of life) can be maximized.
Instead of treating illness after it has developed we will transition into a society where it is not allowed to develop in the first place.
OMRON has contributed to this future of preventative medicine through the development of a pressure gauge that allows monitoring in the home.
It is our objective to create technology that allows the passive monitoring of health in day to day life.