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January 07, 2013

Vital Statistics on Your iOS Devices

Masimo is a company that is committed to improving patient outcomes and reducing cost of care by working with dedicated hospital staff to convert healthcare institutions around the world to Masimo SET pulse oximetry technology. Pulse (News - Alert) oximetry is a non-invasive method that allows the monitoring of the saturation of a patient’s hemoglobin.

Masimo is taking the monitoring out of the hospital and placing it at your fingertips. They will be debuting the iSpO2 Pulse Oximeter for iOS Platform at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES (News - Alert)) this week. The device will work with iPhones, iPads and the iPod touch. The device is a pulse oximeter cable and sensor that will utilize Masimo Set technology. The cable will have a 30-pin connector that can attach to iOS devices.

Pulse oximeters are an essential hospital tool. Serious athletes rely on them to track the efficiency of oxygen into their blood stream. The iSpO2 Pulse Oximeter is a product designed for the consumer. More specifically, it is geared toward the active fitness fanatics, extreme sports enthusiasts, skiers, basically anyone who is very active. The cable has a sensor clip at the end which attaches to your ring finger. Once the clip is connected you get immediate oxygen, pulse rate and perfusion index readings. What makes this very useful for the active enthusiast is that the sensor works when under stress from constant movement.

The iSpO2 Pulse Oximeter is also capable of providing immediate access to your data history. It allows you to view graphs and trending over time and then exports the data into a CSV file. The data can then be imported into a Microsoft (News - Alert) Excel spreadsheet. The data can also be sent to a doctor for tracking purposes.

SVP of Business Development, Max Safai said, "This is our first consumer product. You really are, with this product, inheriting 24 years of experience ... measuring oxygen or motion when you're in distress or your hands are moving is very difficult."

You can buy the iSpO2 Pulse Oximeter on Amazon, it will retail for $249.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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