The tech that takes off the pressure
“I couldn’t sleep well last night and now, I have this headache which is making me feel tired” my dad complained. Problems like this are generally overlooked because one can simply put this down to feeling a little under the weather, isn’t it? I dragged him to a physician and we were told that his blood pressure is high. He further asked dad to take his blood pressure reading every day, monitor for a week and then come back.
I remember ordering a BP machine for him which he asked me to return a few days later because of inaccurate readings. He also got irritated with this entire process of keeping a track of his readings. “Where is that paper I was noting down my readings on? Who took my pen? This reading looks better than the last one but when I look at yesterday’s readings it’s all so confusing.”
Cut to this day, where he still struggles but now that things are better, and his BP is pretty much under control apart from the occasional spikes, I introduced him to the new BP monitor by Omron. I can’t get him to like something by flaunting tech. But then I knew that he’d be really impressed to know that he doesn’t need to worry about his readings being inaccurate- thanks to the IntelliWrap Cuff that snaps on the arm easily and delivers accurate readings 360 degrees all around, regardless of where on your upper arm you put it on. In addition to detecting if you have an irregular heartbeat, it also detects movement that might interfere with readings. With the Omron Smart Elite HEM-7600T he doesn’t need to note down his BP readings because it automatically stores them in the phone. And then, I showed him how his reading will automatically be converted to graphs, making it easier for him to track his progress. He quickly installed the OMRON connect app on his phone and snapped on the device to his arm, took the reading! “Oh! I can see the reading here, ‘impressive’” he exclaimed! The5-year warranty of the OMRON Smart Elite HEM-7600T was a total head turner for him.
And for me, I personally am a sucker for good product design and this charmer has won the Good Design Award, organized by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion a public interest incorporated foundation. I love how its monitor, display, and cuff have all been integrated into a single tubeless design and it takes very little space.
The Omron Smart Elite HEM-7600T has a retail price of $145 (INR > 10K)and is currently retailing at leading chain pharmacy stores and on online portals like Amazon.in
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Hi! I am Deepika Khosla! A health and fitness enthusiast who believes that life is too short to find amazing clothes for XL size. But then who wants to starve? I share easy tips and tricks to keep your body fit and toned!