|Traded as||TYO: 6849|
|Founded||Tokyo (August 7, 1951)|
|Headquarters||Nishiochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 161-8560, Japan|
(Chairman and CEO)
(President and COO)
|Revenue||JPY 160.8 billion (FY 2014) (US$ 1.35 billion) (FY 2014)|
|JPY 11.1 billion (FY 2014) (US$ 92.5 million) (FY 2014)|
Number of employees
|4,616 (as of March 31, 2015)|
|Footnotes / references|
Nihon Kohden Corporation (日本光電工業株式会社 Nihon Kōdenkōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Tokyo-based leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of medical electronic equipment, which include EEGs, EMG measuring systems, ECGs, patient monitors and clinical information systems, with subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The company's products are now used in more than 120 countries, and it is the largest supplier of EEG products worldwide.
In 1972, Takuo Aoyagi, a researcher at the company, invented and patented the basic principles of pulse oximetry. Two years later he developed the world's first pulse oximeter, which has helped improve patient safety during anaesthesia.
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- Edmond I Eger II; Lawrence Saidman; Rod Westhorpe (September 14, 2013). The Wondrous Story of Anesthesia. Springer Science+Business Media. p. 412. ISBN 978-1-4614-8441-7.
- "Nihon Kohden's Dr Takuo Aoyagi receives 2015 IEEE Medal for innovations in healthcare technology". TheFinancialExpress.com. Indian Express Limited. September 8, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
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