OrSense has introduced its Glasswing wireless, non-invasive hemoglobin (Hb) measurement system. Hb measurements are usually performed using capillary blood obtained by ﬁnger pricking, which is sent to the lab for results. Glasswing uses the company’s proprietary non-invasive Hb measurement methods for continuous and spot Hb measurements. The wireless system enables on-line storage and download of data, real-time communication with electronic medical records as well as with other digital data devices and printers.
The device is purposed for anemia monitoring, hemorrhage detection and pre-donation screening in environments such as perioperative and critical care, emergency medicine, blood donation facilities, women’s health, primary care physician’s office and homecare. How the non-invasive hemoglobin measurement works, from the press release:
OrSense’s non-invasive Hb measurement has many advantages including the prevention of pain and potential transmission of infectious diseases, a reduced need for trained personnel, short measurement time, and the absence of bio-hazardous waste. Glasswing offers a unique, breakthrough, non-invasive solution for accurate and quick Hb measurements. This portable, wireless device operates via rechargeable batteries using a ring-shaped sensor that is fitted on the donor’s finger and applies pressure, temporarily occluding local blood flow. During the occlusion, optical elements in the sensor perform a sensitive measurement of the light transmitted through the finger. This technology, called SpectOLight™, provides a quick, accurate and painless measurement of the donor’s blood constituents, while greatly improving donors’ comfort, eliminating infection risk, and providing the medical staff with accurate readings and immediate results.
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