Amazon Alexa BP Monitoring Feature Revealed By Omron
A new interactive feature has been released by Omron Healthcare for Amazon Alexa devices that is able to take blood pressure (BP) readings. This feature will enable Amazon Alexa users to learn regarding their cardiovascular health itself at home if they solicit simple queries such as, “Alexa, what was my BP average this month?”
The company is denoting the new capability as a skill for Alexa that functions via the Omron Connect application. This can synchronize with all of connected BP monitors of Omron. The new skill allows Alexa to evaluate a user’s readings against different times of the day and dates, and compare the latest reading with the previous lowest or highest recorded reading. Also, it can offer average readings upon demand and find & read back the most recent BP readings.
Alexa, with this feature, can also offer tips and guidelines to assure precise BP measurement. Updates can be received by users on their latest BP readings as well as insights on their health’s state, whenever they request. Omron stated it is intending to provide individuals with innovative technology that makes everyday BP monitoring simpler.
Users, to make use of the Omron skill on Alexa, will require the Omron Connect mobile app and the Alexa app. The Omron Alexa skill is accessible as of January 2019 in the United Kingdom and will be accessible in the coming months in the rest of Europe.
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