November 20, 2013
Medical device maker Nonin showed off a new smartphone-connected product, a regional oximeter, at Medica in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Regional oximetry, also called cerebral oximetry or rSO2, is a form of continuous monitoring that measures the level of oxygen saturation in the brain or on other tissue. According to Nonin's description of its existing regional oximetry system, the technology can be...
October 7, 2013
iHealth's existing consumer pulse oximeter.
iHealth Labs, a subsidiary of China-based medical device company Andon Health, has received FDA clearance for a wireless fingertip pulse oximeter, which will be a distinct offering from the consumer pulse oximeter the company announced at CES last year and currently sells on its website.
"Basically we're coming out with an FDA-[cleared] version,"...
May 8, 2013
At the American Telemedicine Association in Austin Texas, Nonin showed off its newest product, the Nonin 3230 Bluetooth Smart-enabled pulse oximeter. The product is still awaiting FDA 510(K) clearance, but the product is on track to be the first wireless pulse oximeter to use the low energy communication protocol, also known as Bluetooth 4 or Bluetooth LE.
The device is worn on the fingertip with...
December 17, 2012
Masimo, a medical device maker founded in 1989, has released a commercially-available iOS-enabled pulse oximeter called the iSpO2. Pulse oximeters, which have long been a core product of Masimo, measure blood oxygen level and pulse rate by shining light through the fingertip and measuring the absorption of different wavelengths.
The product is not FDA cleared and doesn't have a CE Mark, because...
April 28, 2010
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore), one of the chairs of the Senate's Committee on Aging, held up at least four wireless health devices during the Senate hearing last week: Nonin's Bluetooth-enabled pulse oximeter, MedApps' HealthPal, Corventis' PiiX sensor and another one which we are working to identify, but looks like it might be a transdermal medication delivery patch made by Isis Biopolymer....
February 10, 2010
The devastating earthquake in Haiti earlier this year has spurred a number of telemedicine and wireless health companies to commit their services and donate equipment to the relief efforts in the country. We previously reported on a consortium of remote monitoring companies, including MedApps, AWS, Nonin, Digicel and A&D Medical, that has agreed to jointly donate equipment and infrastructure...
August 4, 2009
The Continua Health Alliance just certified two new Bluetooth-enabled medical devices for interoperability: San Jose-based A&D Medical's Bluetooth blood pressure monitor and weight scale. Continua's stamp of interoperability means that the devices will work with other Continua certified products, which enables users to know at the point of purchase that their medical devices will be able to...
June 9, 2009
What's old is new again? Continua Health Alliance certified Nonin's Bluetooth-enabled fingertip pulse oximeter as the first, interoperable wireless health device. Nonin's USB-enabled pulse oximeter was the very first (and only other) Continua-certified device.
The news runs counter to claims made by the Continua Health Alliance's Rick Cnossen, who chairs the alliance's technical working groups:...
March 20, 2009
After this week's big announcement from Apple that the iPhone will soon be able to connect to medical devices via Bluetooth, we thought it'd be a good idea to check-in with the Continua Health Alliance, which is working to ensure interoperability for connected personal medical devices. Earlier today, mobihealthnews caught up with Continua Health Alliance President David Whitlinger to discuss the...