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Omron Healthcare Develops Solar-Powered Digital Blood Pressure Monitors
Date:3/12/2008

not regular batteries, to reduce waste and emit less Co2 by using solar energy. Given the product's lifespan of 30,000 uses, the amount of waste materials that can be reduced is 80 batteries with the manual model and 400 batteries with the automatic model.

Omron Healthcare has proactively been working on developing environmentally-friendly products for some time. In 2004, it started responding to RoHS (*2), a European regulation for use of harmful materials - ahead of other manufacturers, and applying it to 99 percent of its products (*3) even though RoHS does not regulate blood pressure monitors (*4). In the near future, the company will respond 100 percent to RoHS guidelines on blood pressure monitors and spread worldwide its approach as an environmentally friendly company through the creation of products such as the HEM-SOLAR Series.

*1 AES plastic resin = Acrylonitrile/ Ethylene-propylene-diene/ Styrene

plastic-resin plastic that has higher durability in various climates.

*2 RoHS = Restriction on Hazardous Substances - European legislation

intended to eliminate or severely curtail the use of lead, mercury,

cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and

polybrominated diphenyl eher (PBDE) in all products from automobiles to

consumer electronics.

*3 Omron Healthcare's products responding to the RoHS Directive can be

found here:

http://www.healthcare.omron.co.jp/corp/environmental/abolition.html

*4 As of March 2008.

http://www.healthcare.omron.co.jp/english/news_20080313.php

Contact:

Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

Public Relations Department Manager: Y. Kiyosue

Public Relations Department: Y. Tomita, Y. Kitamura

5-9-11 Osaki MT
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