MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and an innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, today announced the United States and Canadian launches of its WristOx2™, Model 3150 wrist-worn pulse oximeter.
The WristOx2, Model 3150 is a compact, wireless wrist-worn monitoring device that accurately monitors blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels and pulse rate in patients undergoing ambulatory monitoring to screen for breathing disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea. Engineered with Nonin's PureSAT® SpO2 technology, the WristOx2, Model 3150 is proven clinically accurate in the widest range of clinical settings and challenging patient conditions such as motion and low perfusion. Featuring Bluetooth® wireless technology, a new ergonomic design and larger screen size, the WristOx2, Model 3150 is designed to increase patient comfort and ease of use.
"Nonin Medical's goal is to help clinicians improve patient outcomes through reliable noninvasive monitoring solutions," said Kevin McGowan, vice president of sales for Nonin Medical. "The WristOx2, Model 3150 delivers proven accuracy in the widest range of patient populations and clinical settings. For Nonin's OEM partners, numerous enhancements such as increased connectivity options provide easy integration for expedited time to market and reduced integration costs. For health care professionals, the simple design enables increased ambulatory monitoring capabilities while the advanced technology ensures reliable data collection on the first try."
The WristOx2, Model 3150 is built on a single platform to serve both stand-alone and OEM applications—replacing the WristOx® 3100 and 4100 modules. Performance upgrades to the WristOx2, Model 3150 include increased connectivity with USB and Continua™-certified Bluetooth technologies for real-time data transmission, enhanced non-volatile memory to ensure data won't be lost during battery change, and up to 48 hours of battery life on two AAA batteries for greater efficiency. Additionally, the WristOx2, Model 3150 comes standard with an exclusive new soft sensor for improved patient comfort during long-term use.
About Nonin Medical, Inc.
Nonin Medical, Inc. is the inventor of fingertip and wireless fingertip pulse oximetry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, with an additional service center in Hudiksvall, Sweden, Nonin Medical designs and manufactures noninvasive pulse oximeters, regional oximeters, capnographs, sensors, software and accessories globally. The company distributes its products to health professionals and consumers in more than 125 countries and has more than 100 OEM partners worldwide. As a founding member of the Continua Alliance and a Bluetooth SIG CES Award winner, Nonin Medical is dedicated to developing low power, interoperable technology to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality of life. Since certifying the world's first Continua™-certified product in 2009, the company continues to lead the industry in simplifying the exchange of healthcare information while driving global connectivity standards and adding interoperable solutions across its product line. For more information, visit www.nonin.com.
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