Masimo announced clearance from the FDA for its Radius-7 wireless patient monitor that features the firm’s rainbow technology. The device is worn on the upper arm with an oximeter attached to the finger and a sensor on the neck, and it connects wirelessly to the Root platform, allowing ambulating patients to roam the clinic while being continuously monitored.
The device keeps track of ten parameters, including total hemoglobin (SpHb), oxygen saturation (SpO2), and pulse rate, and alarms can be raised at the nurses’ station if any of the values go out of preset bounds. The device monitors the respiration rate using an acoustic approach via a stick-on patch that is attached at the neck.
Here are some of the features of the Radius-7 according to Masimo:
- Parameter and waveform views facilitate on-the-spot assessment of patient status
- Configurable display shut-off minimizes patient distraction and supports privacy while ambulating
- Alarms through Root when in range or directly on Radius-7 when out of range
- Two “hot-swappable,” rechargeable modules (one on Radius-7, one charging in Root) minimize monitoring interruption
- 12-hour battery life facilitates just one module exchange per shift
- Single-patient use armband minimizes cross-contamination risk while ensuring patient comfort
- Seamless module pairing with Root to facilitate nursing workflows
Here’s a promo video for the Radius-7:
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