COVID-19 Medical Devices: U.S. FDA Clears Masimo’s Rad-G Pulse Oximeter And Respiration Rate Monitor
COVID-19 Medical Devices
: California-based Masimo, a global medical technology company that develops and manufactures innovative noninvasive patient monitoring technologies, medical devices, and a wide array of sensors and a leader in primary pulse oximetry technology has won the U.S.FDA clearance for its Rad-G pulse oximeter, a rugged device developed with the help of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Initially created to spot-check patients for SpO2 (oxygen saturation), respiration rate from the plethysmograph (RRp), pulse rate (PR), perfusion index (Pi), and pleth variability index (PVi®), this latest generation of the Rad-G allows for continuous monitoring as well and is a useful tool in th ecurrnet COVID-19 crisis.
With the new innovative and highly sensitive Rad-G sensor, the oximeter can be used on both adults and children, allowing the same device to be used on all patients without having to switch the sensor.
However, the Rad-G can use any of Masimo’s other disposable or reusable patient sensors, so its applications go beyond what initially comes in the box.
The new batteries inside the device allow it to work continuously for 24 hours, something particularly useful for emergency response, field applications, and in low-resource settings where electricity may not be available.
A unique rubber wrapping protects the Rad-G from damage and because it’s light and compact it can be taken and used just about anywhere, including field emergencies, physician offices, long-term care facilities, and outpatient settings.
Doctors and clinicians can set audible alarms and monitor the continuous pleth waveform on the high-resolution display, as well as check the other patient parameters that the device can keep track of.
Joe Kiani, CEO of Masimo told Thailand Medical News, “With the Rad-G Pulse Oximeter, we set out to create an accessible, high-quality care solution that clinicians can rely on in a multitude of care settings. We are bringing our expertise in pulse oximetry to a smaller, more lightweight, rugged, and versatile handheld device without sacrificing any of the advantages that help provide clinicians with critical insights into patient status.”
He added, “With the COVID-19 pandemic escalating, it’s more imperative than ever that caregivers have access to the most accurate and reliable pulse oximetry monitoring technologies. We are proud to offer Rad-G among our suite of solutions powered by the breakthrough technology, SET® pulse oximetry.”
The new portable device offers a number of parameters including oxygen concentration, pulse rate, perfusion index, pleth variability index, respiration rate from pleth and many others.
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