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Omron RX

Device Name:RX
Manufacturer:Sole: 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:Wrist
Measurement Occurrence:Single measurements only
Availability:Discontinued but still available
Description: The Omron RX is a clinically validated automatic blood pressure monitor. Measurements are taken from the wrist 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.

The technology used in the Omron RX, to measure blood pressure, has passed in a clinical validation study, in a general population, according to a recognised standard protocol, as published in a peer-reviewed publication.

Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
MedavalLegacy approvalOlder clinical validation; older protocol
Stride BPSelf-measurement for adultsPublished evidence

Validation Publications

Altunkan S, Yildiz S, Azer S. Wrist blood pressure-measuring devices: a comparative study of accuracy with a standard auscultatory method using a mercury manometer. Blood Press Monit. 2002 Oct;7(5):281-4. PMID: 12409888.

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

SP10:1992 - Fail General population

Cuckson AC, Moran P, Seed P, Reinders A, Shennan AH. Clinical evaluation of an automated oscillometric blood pressure wrist device. Blood Press Monit. 2004 Feb;9(1):31-7. PMID: 15021076.

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

SP10:1992 - Fail General population (Note: Failed SBP and DBP on SD)

The Omron RX values are also compared to those of the Omron HEM-705CP.