Nonin introduces Bluetooth wireless fingertip pulse oximeter
18 April 2008
Nonin Medical, Inc. has introduced a fingertip oximeter with
Bluetooth wireless technology, which it claims is a world first. The
Onyx II Model 9560 fingertip pulse oximeter is designed for
interoperability, meeting the requirements of the emerging Medical
Device Profile (MDP) IEEE11073 and Continua compliance standards.
Wireless devices can simplify healthcare delivery by enabling
patients, such as those with chronic conditions, and clinicians to
easily and cost-effectively manage monitored information.
Devices such as the Onyx II Model 9560 will help patients and
healthcare professionals alike. Patients who suffer from diseases such
as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart
failure (CHF) or asthma will be able to regain independence and live
healthier lives. It will allow vital signs to be easily monitored by the
patient and sent wirelessly through communication devices (cell phones,
PDAs, PCs, etc.) creating new freedom in healthcare.
"With the rapidly rising cost of healthcare and the ever-growing
strain put on healthcare facilities, there is tremendous pressure for a
streamlined solution that simplifies the exchange of information and
promotes patient participation," said Gary Tschautscher, President and
CEO of Nonin Medical. "The integration of interoperable, Bluetooth
wireless technology in health monitoring devices will provide patients
and clinicians the ability to monitor vital signs with much greater ease