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Omron RX3 (HEM-640-E)

Device Name:RX3
Device Model:HEM-640-E
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 RX3 (HEM-640-E) 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 RX3 (HEM-640-E), 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

Validation Publications

El-Assaad M, Topouchian J, Orobinskaya L, Asmar R. Validation of the OMRON RX-3 blood pressure measuring device at the wrist level according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension. [Internet] Barcelona: Peróxidos Farmacéuticos SA; 2006 Nov 7. 13 p. Available from: www.peroxfarma.com.

ESH-IP:2002 - Pass General population

Relevant Publications

Ware A, Stevens R, Selwood M, Fleming S. Accuracy of blood pressure monitors available in high street pharmacies. Blood Press Monit. 2016 Feb;21(1):59-61. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000151. PMID: 26427055.

Measurements from the Omron RX3 (HEM-640-E) are compared to those from the Omron BPM tester PA-350, though not in a formal validation.