MEDIROM Appoints Cardiologist Tadashi Yamamoto as Advisor

MEDIROM Appoints Cardiologist Tadashi Yamamoto as Advisor
Aiming for medical device certification for the world’s first * charging-free activity tracker “MOTHER Bracelet”

MEDIROM Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Koji Eguchi; Listed on Nasdaq in the United States; NASDAQ: MRM; hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) welcomes cardiologist and doctor of engineering Tadashi Yamamoto as an advisor. We will let you know. We will launch a project team to obtain medical device certification for the world’s first* non-rechargeable activity tracker “MOTHER Bracelet,” and work toward obtaining medical device
By welcoming Dr. Yamamoto, who has not only clinical experience but also extensive experience and knowledge in the healthcare field, as an advisor, we aim to further introduce MOTHER Bracelets in the expanding healthcare market, especially in nursing care and recuperation hospitals. increase.
The “MOTHER Bracelet” that we are improving is a device that can acquire 24 hours of healthcare data from heart rate, activity level, and sleep index. In addition, the healthcare app “Lav”, which has been in operation since 2016, records the weight loss of users through coaching. Through MOTHER business and Lav business, we have
accumulated know-how for obtaining medical device certification. Going forward, we will bring together our healthcare know-how and, under the guidance of Dr. Yamamoto, will begin clinical trials aimed at acquiring Class II medical device certification based on the clinical research plan.
■ Issues in medical care
In Japan, the declining birthrate and aging population have led to a rapid increase in the population requiring medical care and welfare. DX is a challenge for us.
In addition, out of the total medical expenses of approximately 3,522.7 billion yen (1,029.5 billion yen) in 2019, the medical expenses for 10 lifestyle-related diseases accounted for approximately 442.2 billion yen**, which is on an upward trend year by year. ■ MOTHER Bracelet Possibility of obtaining medical device certification By obtaining medical device certification for the 24-hour
charging-free activity tracker “MOTHER Bracelet,” we hope to accelerate the large-scale introduction of the “MOTHER Bracelet,” mainly in long-term care hospitals. By introducing a centralized management system and a monitoring system that utilizes the “MOTHER Bracelet”, we will support work style reforms at hospitals.
We will also contribute to the prevention of lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity and diabetes by combining exercise therapy and diet therapy (applications) based on disease-specific guidelines. ■ Tadashi Yamamoto doctor profile
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Dr. Tadashi Yamamoto
Dr. Tadashi Yamamoto
Physician (Cardiologist) Ph.D. (Engineering)
Medirom Co., Ltd. Medical Device Certification Project Team Advisor He has 20 years of clinical experience after graduating from Hokkaido University School of Medicine, and his main specialty is the prevention and prediction of lifestyle-related diseases and sudden death. In 2014, he received a doctorate (engineering) from Waseda University Advanced Science and Engineering, and is familiar with everything from biodevices to machine learning and is engaged in the healthcare business.
What is MOTHER Bracelet(TM)?
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The “MOTHER Bracelet” is the world’s first* activity tracker that does not require charging 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology from Silicon Valley in the United States, it generates electricity from the temperature difference between your body temperature and the outside air. Since charging is not required, there is no downtime (time during which data cannot be acquired) during charging. Step count, sleep amount, calorie consumption, heart rate, body surface temperature = 5 basic health care data can be recorded with this one.
■ About MEDIROM Co., Ltd.
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Medirom has 313 relaxation studios nationwide (as of the end of October 2022), centered on “Re.Ra.Ku (R)︎” for health management services. Since 2015, we have entered the health tech business and are implementing “specific health guidance” and constitution improvement programs using the healthcare app “Lav (R) ︎”. In 2020, we will enter the device business and develop an activity meter “MOTHER Bracelet (TM)” that operates without charging. Expectations from users are increasing, such as raising a record of 56.1 million yen on the support purchase site “Makuake”. Currently, we are proceeding with development work toward commercialization and service launch. In the future, we will expand our business domain to the data analysis business based on the lifestyle data that we have accumulated since our founding.
◼️ Company Profile
Company name: MEDIROM Co., Ltd. (English name: MEDIROM Healthcare Technologies Inc.)
Listing market: NASDAQ
Ticker (U.S. ticker): MRM (Nasdaq CM)
Head office location: Tradepia Odaiba 16F, 2-3-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo Representative: Koji Eguchi, Representative Director
Established: July 2000
Capital: 2,559,270,000 yen (including reserves, JGAAP standards) Business description: studio management business / franchise business / health tech business / device business
*WPO, PATENTSCOPE, Science and Technology Center, J-GLOBAL, J-PlatPat, etc. confirmed intellectual property corresponding to activity meters that do not require charging using the Seebeck effect (July 3, 2021, ESP Research Institute)
***Refer to the 2019 Survey on Medical Expenses for Lifestyle-Related Diseases, Federation of Health Insurance Societies
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