A&D has developed advanced, innovative blood pressure monitoring solutions such as the AM/PM TimeWise tracking technology and the Pressure Rating Indicator system, which are part of its Premium Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor #UA-853AC.
The company is also first to market with enabling the One Step Blood Pressure Monitor #UA-767 and the Precise Weight Scale #UC-321 with Bluetooth wireless technology to enable remote patient management.
The development and integration of these technologies in specific blood pressure monitoring and personal health systems exemplifies the continuous progress being made toward elevating the standards of blood pressure measurement to the level of ‘intelligent’ blood pressure monitoring.
An IS0-9002 certified company, A&D boasts the highest number of clinically validated blood pressure monitors in accordance with the British Hypertension Society (BHS) protocol. The company is backed with an impressive string of hallmarks in its growth such as obtaining the first patent for oscillometry in home blood pressure monitoring using a single chip and exceeding the accuracy standards set by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.
"A&D’s blood pressure monitoring technology is advantageous over current state of the art blood pressure monitors in that it facilitates effective patient management by enabling the clinician to monitor the readings taken at different times of the day and prescribe medication according to a pattern of blood pressure values observed at set times of the day," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Bhuvaneashwar Subramanian.
A&D has strategically advanced its innovative health monitoring technology in a number of ways. The company is a founding promoter of the Continua Health Alliance, a consortium of leading healthcare and technological companies that aim to improve personal health through development of standards and certification program to enable the interoperability of health care.
Both pharmacists and consumers are increasingly recognizing the quality of A&D’s products. In fact, for many Canadian pharmacists A&D is the preferred brand for blood pressure monitoring. In 2005, A&D received the Frost & Sullivan 2006 Award for Brand Development Strategy Leadership based on its successful branding initiatives.
A&D has distinguished itself by developing advanced, innovative home blood pressure monitoring solutions. For these reasons A&D is recognized with Frost & Sullivan’s Award for Excellence in Technology of the Year.
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About A&D Medical
A&D Medical is a division of A&D Company, a global manufacturer of measurement equipment, with operations in Asia, Europe, Australia, Russia, and North and South America. Since 1977, A&D Medical has been manufacturing and distributing a full line of advanced electronic blood pressure monitoring equipment and health care products for home and professional use. All of the company’s retail home health care products are marketed under the LifeSource® brand name in North America.
The company is a leader in home health monitoring technology through the development and introduction of a variety of unique products. The company also offers leading telemedicine solutions for remote patient monitoring of heart disease and other chronic diseases through wired and Bluetooth® wireless systems for health system integrators. In addition to blood pressure monitors, A&D Medical also offers personal weight scales, digital thermometers and stethoscopes.
A&D built its reputation by manufacturing innovative and accurate measurement tools for business, industry, education and health care.
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