Masimo just announced receiving European approval for its new rainbow Super DCI-mini sensor, a pulse oximeter that can simultaneously monitor arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2), hemoglobin (SpHb), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO), methemoglobin (SpMet), pleth variability index (PVi), index of perfusion (Pi), and pulse rate (PR).
This is the first non-invasive fingertip sensor capable of monitoring all these parameters, indicated for all patients over 3 kilograms in weight. For infants, the device can be clipped onto a big toe or thumb if the finger is too small.
Thanks to Masimo’s motion-tolerance technology, the device maintains accurate readings even if it is moved around.
When used with the company’s Rad-67 Pulse CO-Oximeter, the sensor can provide readings even at low hemoglobin concentrations and displays SpHb results in about thirty seconds.
So far the sensor is not cleared for use in the U.S.