Welcome!

News Feed Item

OMRON Wins iF Product Design, Universal Design Awards

Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of OMRON Corporation (TOKYO:6645)(ADR:OMRNY), received iF Product Design Awards for its HEM-7301-IT/HEM-7300 automatic blood pressure monitors and HCG-801-E portable ECG monitor, as well as Universal Design Awards for the HEM-7301-IT/7300 and HBP-T105 vital signs monitor, in this year’s competitions. In addition, the HEM-7301-IT/7300 won a Universal Design Consumer Favorite Award. The awards were presented at CeBIT 2009 in Hannover, Germany, on March 3-4, with the winning products on display until March 8, 2009.

iF Product Design Awards

The iF Product Design Award, presented by Hannover-based International Forum Design GmbH, is one of the world’s most prestigious design awards. Products are grouped into 16 categories, including industry, medicine/healthcare and consumer electronics, and rated on uniqueness, innovation, aesthetic appearance, usefulness and eco-friendliness as well as performance, quality and price. This year’s competition drew 2808 entries from 39 countries, of which 802 products received awards.

The two Omron Healthcare products that received iF Product Design Awards are as follows:

iF Product Design Award-winning Products

 

Model No.

Automatic blood pressure monitor HEM-7301-IT/HEM-7300
Portable ECG monitor HCG-801-E

* This year’s awards represent the third consecutive year of recognition for Omron Healthcare, which has received iF Product Design awards since 2007.

Universal Design Awards

The Universal Design Awards, established in fiscal 2008 and hosted by the Universal Design Association, evaluate the fairness, flexibility, safety, ease-of-use and cost of products. There are two award categories: the Universal Design Award, judged by internationally active designers, and the Universal Design Consumer Favorite Award, chosen by 100 consumers between the ages of 14 and 78 in January 2008.

The competition drew 92 entries from 18 countries, of which 36 products received awards. Omron Healthcare’s HEM-7301-IT/HEM-7300 automatic blood pressure monitors were further honored with a Consumer Favorite Award, receiving high marks on their portability, compact form and stylish design, which is unlike that of earlier blood pressure monitors.

The two Omron Healthcare products that received Universal Design Awards are as follows:

Universal Design Award-winning Products

 

Model No.

Automatic blood pressure monitor HEM-7301IT/HEM-7300
Vital signs monitor HBP-T105

Going forward, Omron Healthcare will continue to approach product development from a user perspective and with a focus on accuracy and ease-of-use under our design concept, “Shaped for people.”

Product Profiles: iF Product Design Award-winning Products 2009

HEM-7301-IT/HEM-7300 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor

Upper arm blood pressure monitor features a smaller body than previous models, made possible by improvements to the pressure pump and control panel. Portable and compact, the HEM-7301-IT/HEM-7300 is easy to use at the home or office, or while traveling. The HEM-7301-IT can be connected to a computer and comes with special software for easy data management.

* This product received a Good Design Award (Japan) in 2008.

HCG-801-E Portable ECG Monitor

Portable ECG monitor can complete readings and record data in 30 seconds, even when palpitations or other irregular conditions occur. Displays detailed waveform information on a wide LCD screen, helping doctors diagnose patients’ conditions. To be used under the consultation of a medical professional.

* European version of Japanese model HCG-801.
* This product received a Good Design Award (Japan) in 2004.
 

Product Profiles: Universal Design Award-winning Products 2009

HEM-7301-IT/HEM-7300 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor

See above.

HBP-T105 Vital Signs Monitor

Professional-use vital signs monitor measures hospital patients’ vital signs, including blood pressure, arterial oxygen saturation level and body temperature. Easy-to-read front panel tilted at a 40-degree angle makes it easier for nurses to check and record vital signs while on rounds.

* This product received a Good Design Award (Japan) in 2007.

Photos of all the award-winning products are available on OMRON’s corporate website, www.omron.com.

About OMRON

Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933 and headed by President & CEO Hisao Sakuta, OMRON has over 35,000 employees in 38 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields, including industrial automation, electronic components, social systems (ticket gate machines, ticket vending machines, and traffic control), and healthcare. For more information, visit OMRON's website at www.omron.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ...
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.
"Tintri was started in 2008 with the express purpose of building a storage appliance that is ideal for virtualized environments. We support a lot of different hypervisor platforms from VMware to OpenStack to Hyper-V," explained Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of Dev...
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vic...
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it m...
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
In their general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Piccininni, Global Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation, and Mike Dietze, Regional Director at Windstream Hosted Solutions, reviewed next generation cloud services, including the Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, and discussed how to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate cloud solution development. Michael Piccininni is Global Account Manager – Cloud SP at EMC Corporation. He has been engaged in t...
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus o...
Big Data engines are powering a lot of service businesses right now. Data is collected from users from wearable technologies, web behaviors, purchase behavior as well as several arbitrary data points we’d never think of. The demand for faster and bigger engines to crunch and serve up the data to services is growing exponentially. You see a LOT of correlation between “Cloud” and “Big Data” but on Big Data and “Hybrid,” where hybrid hosting is the sanest approach to the Big Data Infrastructure pro...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.