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CNBC reports that “Amazon is teaming up with Omron Healthcare, which makes blood pressure monitors, as it looks for new ways to bring its voice technology into health care … Omron's blood pressure monitor, which sells on Amazon's marketplace among other channels, can now integrate with the Amazon Alexa voice assistant to help people better manage their disease.”

The move, CNBC writes, “comes as Amazon makes a deeper push into health and wellness in many parts of the company … Amazon has an Alexa team staffed with more than a dozen people focused on applications ranging from maternity care to chronic disease.”
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