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Omron R3 (HEM-6021-E)
Device Name:
Device Model:
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:
Measurement Occurrence:
Single measurements only
Discontinued but still available
Device Manual:
The Omron R3 (HEM-6021-E) 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 wrist. 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 R3 (HEM-6021-E), 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.
Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
BP Medaval Recommendation Older clinical validation; older protocol; multiple clinical validations
Device Family:
Omron R3 (HEM-6021-E)D, Omron R3-I Plus (HEM-6022-E)D,J, Omron HEM-6022J
Legend: D DET Equivalence, J JHS Implied Equivalence
Validation Publications:

Eckert S, Gleichmann U, Zagorski O, Klapp A. Validation of the OMRON R3 blood pressure self-measuring device through simultaneous comparative invasive measurements according to protocol 58130 of the German Institute for Validation. Blood Press Monit. 1997 Aug;2(4):189-192. PMID: 10234115.

58130:1995 - Pass General population (Note: (n=75/15))

Dieterle T, Battegay E, Bucheli B, Martina B. Accuracy and 'range of uncertainty' of oscillometric blood pressure monitors around the upper arm and the wrist. Blood Press Monit. 1998;3(6):339-46. PMID: 10212375.

BHS:1993 - Fail General population (Note: No grades in abstract)

SP10:1992 - Fail General population

Watson S, Wenzel RR, di Matteo C, Meier B, L├╝scher TF. Accuracy of a new wrist cuff oscillometric blood pressure device: comparisons with intraarterial and mercury manometer measurements. Am J Hypertens. 1998 Dec;11(12):1469-74. PMID: 9880129.

IA protocol - Pass General population (Note: (n=100))

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 R3 (HEM-6021-E) are compared to those from the Omron PA-350 (BPM tester), though not in a formal validation.

Validation Publications for Equivalent Devices:

Note: This is a provisional list, as equivalence according to EU Regulation 2017/745 (e.g. MEDDEV 2.7/1 rev 4) is not proven. Accordingly, these publications are not used in the assessment of star-ratings.

Omron R3-I Plus (HEM-6022-E)

Asmar R, Khabouth J, Topouchian J, El Feghali R, Mattar J. Validation of three automatic devices for self-measurement of blood pressure according to the International Protocol: The Omron M3 Intellisense (HEM-7051-E), the Omron M2 Compact (HEM 7102-E), and the Omron R3-I Plus (HEM 6022-E). Blood Press Monit. 2010 Feb;15(1):49-54. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0b013e3283354b11. PMID: 20032779.

ESH-IP:2002 - Pass General population