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Omron HEM-706
Device Model:
HEM-706
Manufacturer:
Omron Corporation, Kyoto Head Office, Shiokoji Horikawa, Shimogyo ku, Kyoto 600-8530, JAPAN.
Measuring functions:
Blood pressure
Primary Client Use:
Intended for self-measurement and home use
Measurement Site:
Upper Arm
Measurement Occurrence:
Single measurements only
Availability:
Discontinued but still available
Description:
The Omron HEM-706 is an automatic blood pressure monitor. Its blood pressure measurement technology has been proven to be accurate, with a 1-star Medaval rating. Blood pressure measurements are taken from the upper arm and it is intended for self-measurement and home use. This device has been discontinued by the manufacturer but may be available through certain outlets.
Assessment:
The technology used in the Omron HEM-706, to measure blood pressure, has passed in two clinical validation studies, in general populations, according to recognised standard protocols, as published in peer-reviewed publications.
Recommendations:
Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
Medaval Recommendation Older clinical validation; older protocol; multiple clinical validations
ESH (Europe) Self-measurement Published evidence
Stride BP Self-measurement for adults Published evidence
Validation Publications:

Foster C, McKinlay S, Cruickshank JM, Coats AJ. Accuracy of the Omron HEM 706 portable monitor for home measurement of blood pressure. J Hum Hypertens. 1994 Sep;8(9):661-4. PMID: 7807495.

BHS:1993 - Fail (B/C) General population

SP10:1992 - Pass General population

Artigao LM, Llavador JJ, Puras A, López Abril J, Rubio MM, Torres C, Vidal A, Sanchis C, Divisón JA, Naharro F, Caldevilla D, Fuentes G. Evaluación y validación de los monitores Omron Hem 705 CP y Hem 706/711 para automedidas de presión arterial [Evaluation and validation of Omron Hem 705 CP and Hem 706/711 monitors for self-measurement of blood pressure.] Aten Primaria. 2000 Feb 15;25(2):74-84. PMID: 10736939. Available from: www.elsevier.es. In Spanish.

BHS:1993 - Pass (B/A) General population

SP10:1996 - Pass General population