H2: The World’s First Wearable High Blood Pressure Monitor Exceeds $50K Indiegogo Campaign Goal and Will Donate 5% to The American Heart Association
The H2, the first wearable Blood Pressure Monitor, recently closed a successful Indiegogo campaign exceeding its $50,000 goal by 101%.
"We look forward to rolling out the H2 to the U.S. market by June of 2015," Founders Dong Hwa Lee and Dong Kyu Seo.
(SAN JOSE, CA) The H2, the first wearable Blood Pressure Monitor, recently closed a successful Indiegogo campaign exceeding its $50,000 goal by 101%. The Indiegogo funds will enable the company to manufacture and distribute the product in the U.S. The company will be donating 5% of the total funds to the American Heart Association to commemorate the success of the campaign.
The worldwide wearable electronics market already a $14 billion industry and expected to climb to $70 billion by 2024 (Source IDTECHEX). Charmcare, the company that developed the H2 conducted a recent lab testing that has produced accuracy within the FDA requirements for new blood pressure devices of 8 mmHg.
According to Dr. Dong Hwa Lee, one of the co-founders, “We are ecstatic that we’ve reached our campaign goals, that we will be able to contribute 5% to the American Heart Association, and that our wearable device has reached the FDA’s required accuracy of 8 mmHg. We look forward to rolling out the H2 in to the U.S. market by June of 2015.”
The H2 can track blood pressure anytime, anywhere in just 20 seconds. The attractive, sleek, modern wristband is available in eight different interchangeable band colors. While there are portable electronic blood pressure monitors already available in the U.S., the H2 is a true electronic wearable device that doesn’t require a smart phone or computer in order to operate it.
Current blood pressure monitors are bulky and difficult for individuals to use when taking their own blood pressure. The H2 is easy to use and also records the blood pressure reading each time it’s taken so that hypertension sufferers can accumulate a record for their personal health information and for their physician.
According to the Center For Disease Control (Source CDC website), 67 million adults (31%) have high blood pressure - that is one in every 3 American adults. It greatly increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the U.S.
High blood pressure or hypertension is often related to poor lifestyle choices and can often be managed and improved by making critical lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol consumption and salt and increasing exercise and a healthy diet. The H2 has activity tracking capability to assist high blood pressure sufferers with managing and reducing the symptoms associated with hypertension. H2 also has an alarm feature to remind individuals to take their daily medication.
The H2 was developed by CharmCare, a company established in May 2004, in Seoul, Korea by founders Dong Hwa Lee and Dong Kyu Seo. Both founders have had a successful history in the medical device industry and between them hold over 23 patents in sensor-based medical devices and 10 patents in the wearable category in Korea and the U.S. The H2 recently closed a successful campaign on Indiegogo, the crowdfunding site and will ship in June 2015. The Indiegogo Campaign had several perks and gifts designed to appeal to caregivers and sufferers of high blood pressure. The Indiegogo campaign contributors with their donations helped reduce the time to bring this important product to market and to educate more people about the risks of high blood pressure.
CharmCare is currently in development creating a health management community platform that not only tracks activity levels, monitors and manages blood pressure but also fosters an online community that encourages healthy lifestyle choices and habits amongst individuals with hypertension risks. Investor and media inquiries are welcome. For more information visit: H2Care.com
Established in 2004, CharmCare has been developing sensor-based medical devices for over 10 years and exporting them to more than 40 countries worldwide. With its most recent product, the H2, the worlds’ first wearable blood pressure monitor, CharmCare is promoting prevention with their ‘‘check your health anytime, anywhere!” products. By making it easy for patients that suffer from hypertension to monitor and manage their blood pressure throughout the day, CharmCare continues with its mission to increase overall health and happiness by living a healthy lifestyle.
For more information about the H2 visit: H2care.com
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