Going for ZERO

Aiming for zero cerebro-cardiovascular events

Celebrating 300 million devices from OMRON

Learn about our journey and our mission as we celebrate this momentous milestone.

Going for ZERO

Aiming for zero cerebro-cardiovascular events

Celebrating 300 million devices from OMRON

Learn about our journey and our mission as we celebrate this momentous milestone.

Our Past and Future

The Inspiration for home monitoring

A desire to prevent heart attacks and strokes, improving health and wellbeing, inspired OMRON to develop its first electronic blood pressure monitor, launched in 1973. Since then, we have been enhancing the design and the technology, enabling millions to measure blood pressure easily and accurately at home.
Over more than 50 years, our customers, doctors and partners around the world have accompanied us on our journey, providing valuable input and assistance in making home monitoring a widespread practice in health care. We approach every challenge with gratitude, which fuels our ambitions for the next generation.

Our Past and Future

The future of home health monitoring

We have reached the milestone of 300 million units, and are inspired to seek even better solutions. Remote patient monitoring services and AI technology are the future of home blood pressure monitoring. We plan to accelerate our initiatives to lower the risk of cardiovascular events and minimize any effects of such events, in cooperation with our medical partners. We at OMRON are steadfast in our goal to enhance the health and wellbeing of people around the world.

All for our goal, Going for Zero.

Dangers of high blood pressure

Hypertension has become an important global health issue

Hypertension is a medical condition in which the pressure in the arteries remains elevated. Hypertension is generally assumed to have no clear-cut symptoms. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to life-threatening diseases including heart attack or stroke.

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Estimated number of people with hypertension in 2025
1.5 Billion

The worldwide prevalence of hypertension will increase by 60% from 972 million in 2000, and roughly 80% of the patient population will be concentrated in developing countries. One of the factors is the graying of societies in densely populated regions.¹

Hypertension is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke
50%

Half of deaths caused by cardiovascular events have hypertension as a root cause.²

One out of three adults has hypertension
1/3

Among the world population over 24 years of age, the number estimated to have hypertension is 29.2% for men, and 24.8% for women. This is approaching a rate of one in three individuals.³

Our Journey

Celebrating 300 million of Blood Pressure Monitors

Zero heart attacks, Zero strokes

Going for Zero

Hypertension is considered to be a risk factor for diseases such as myocardial infarction (heart attack) and stroke. OMRON Healthcare strives continuously for solutions to this health issue. We aim to focus our efforts and future challenges on reaching our goal of “ Going for ZERO ”.

1, 2, 3. WHO, Kearney et al. Lancet 2005; 365:217 - 223, JNC7, JSH 2009, Diabetes Atlas 2013, Eckarat et al. Lancet 2013; 382:158 - 169