Masimo won FDA clearance and just announced full market release of its Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeter. It’s available as is, or with either a built-in blood pressure cuff or a capnography (CO2) attachments. The monitor comes with Masimo’s well established Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion SET pulse oximetry and its rainbow technologies.
The device has a narrow, space saving design, sporting a high definition touch screen through which all the settings are accessed. It has an internal rechargeable battery that provides enough juice for about four hours. It seems like it would be perfectly suited for ambulances and medevac helicopters.
The Rad-97 has WiFi bult-in for automatic synchronization with electronic medical record systems and other monitors. Larger sets of data, such as from sleep studies, can also be downloaded wirelessly, or via USB and Ethernet if so desired.
The device uses Bluetooth to sync data from compatible glucometers, thermometers, and scales, helping to keep all the data together for easy access and review. It can also connect to an optional camera that would give nurses a live view of the patients, allowing for immediate communication in remote situations and even just to not have to have nurses running around from room to room just to find out someone wants an apple juice.