Withings Unveils World’s First iPhone and iPad Connected Blood Pressure Monitor at CES 2011

By on Jan 5, 2011 at 6:43 am

Withings is pleased to introduce a revolutionary new product that will dramatically improve access to BP measurements to users worldwide with their latest creation, the Withings Blood Pressure monitor. Working in conjunction with an iPhone or iPad, the Withings Blood Pressure monitor can keep track of one’s data using a simple, easy-to-use interface. The press release appears below:

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 4, 2011- CES/ North Hall/ Booth #3619- With hypertension affecting almost 25% of the world population , blood pressure measurement can help to save lives. However, until now, taking your blood pressure required the use of complex devices with multiple manipulations, mathematical operations and data recording procedures. Self-measurement has been recommended by the medical profession for many years , but no one had yet found concrete solutions to expand its use.

This is why Withings chose to rethink the blood pressure monitor and turn it into an attractive, user-friendly connected device.

With the Withings Blood Pressure monitor, measuring and understanding your blood pressure couldn’t be easier. All data is recorded and saved to the user’s secure online space for easy measurement access and retrieval through their iPhone, iPad or other screen connected to a user-friendly interface.

Self-measurement is made simple by the Withings Blood Pressure monitor. It improves the reliability of readings and offers the option to share them with relatives, healthcare providers or medical professionals.

Through the Withings API, specialist partners can interface with the platform to offer additional services, as Withings has already proven with its WiFi Body Scale and partners such as Google Health, Microsoft HealthVault and numerous health & sports coaching websites such as DailyBurn.com, RunKeeper.com, FitOrbit.com, gymtechnik.com, aujourdhui.com, Strands.com, Danholt4mac.com, Jogmap.de…and many more.

Says Withings co-founder Cédric Hutchings: “Apple revolutionized the world of smartphones by making them more user-friendly than ever before. By adding connectivity to high-tech devices, we simplify their usage and enrich them with extra services. Our goal is to take the drama out of using devices that can promote healthier lifestyles for all. We have achieved this with our Withings body scale, and are now repeating our success with the Withings Blood Pressure monitor”.

The Withings Blood Pressure monitor works together with an iPhone / iPad / iPod touch. The Withings Blood Pressure monitor, priced 129 euros or $129 US, will be available in January, 2011 on www.withings.com

How to use the Withings Blood Pressure Monitor:

  • Connect the cuff to the iPhone; the Withings application launches automatically. Simply slide on and tighten the armband around the arm above the elbow, then touch the start button on the iPhone to begin.
  • The Withings Blood Pressure Monitor automatically averages measurements to produce significant results.
  • Simply flip the iPhone to access measurement history and averages.
  • For later retrieval, simply access your secure online space at withings.com or launch the Withings application on your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

About Withings:

Withings designs, develops, and industrializes connected objects. Withings is a French start-up established by three executives from technology and telecom industry. With a focus on innovation and design for everyday products, Withings introduced in September 2009 its first-of-its-kind WiFi Bodyscale in the world. Withings is an actor of the Internet of Things. Increasing capacities of an object by network resources allows accessing to infinite calculation and storage capacities without increasing the cost. The object’s interfaces are also ported to devices like mobile phones or computers, to benefit from their resources. Withings makes internet connected objects.

Media Contacts:

Jessica Darrican (USA)
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Jean-François Kitten
Withings
M: +33 6 11293028
jfkitten@withings.com

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