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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.
Assessment:

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.