Nonin Medical's Fingertip Oximeter Demonstrated in the First End-to-End Connected Health Solution Based on Continua Standards

The Onyx(R) II, Model 9560 is Showcased in the Industry's First End-to-end Continua Connected Health Solution at CES

Jan 06, 2010, 20:19 ET from Nonin Medical, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of physiological monitoring solutions and the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry, will demonstrate the World's first Continua(TM) Certified Bluetooth® fingertip pulse oximeter, the Onyx® II, Model 9560, as part of the historic first end-to-end Continua(TM) connected health solution. Based on Continua standards, the complete system will be showcased at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 7-10 at Booth #2817 in the CES Digital Health Zone.

Together with Continua member companies IBM and Vignet Inc., Nonin Medical will demonstrate how data from consumer health devices can be securely transmitted to a variety of destinations, including hospitals, medical offices, social media and patient information systems for a complete healthcare management tool. The simple three-stage solution using Continua standards features the secure transmittal of accurate vital sign data from the Onyx® II, Model 9560 to a PC manager running the Vignet Connected Health Services platform. The manager will upload the data to an IBM server and can send the data to various service providers such as healthcare facilities, disease management services or personal health record services.

"Continua member companies like Nonin Medical are driving the development of an interoperable, end-to-end ecosystem of personal connected health solutions based on Continua Design Guidelines," said Rick Cnossen, President and Chairman of the Board for Continua Health Alliance. "By providing a framework of standards-based interfaces, Continua is having a significant impact on the future roll-out of these systems by expanding the ability of Continua members to deliver compelling products while removing barriers to global implementation and adoption."

With rising healthcare costs driving care into the home, Nonin Medical's vision of remote monitoring has focused on how to provide cost-effective, accurate physiological data exchange with no proprietary boundaries. This connected health solution realizes that vision and promotes secure information exchange and interoperability to simplify delivery of healthcare for telemedicine systems, healthcare systems, systems integrator partners and patients worldwide. "Vignet is pleased to partner with Nonin Medical on this comprehensive connected health solution," said Praduman Jain, Vignet CEO. "We're proud that the first demonstration of a Continua end to end solution is built using the Vignet platform. Solutions that empower both patients and providers to share and access medical information will play a critical role in accelerating the adoption of connected health devices, EMRs and PHRs."

Nonin Medical's physiological monitoring products for telemedicine are the prevailing gold standard for vital sign assessment of a wide range of chronic disease conditions, such as COPD, CHF and asthma. "We are excited with this historic accomplishment of an interoperable Personal Health ecosystem," said Jayant Parthasarathy, Ph.D., eHealth Business Manager for Nonin Medical and Chair of Continua's Technical Working Group. "By working with our team members at the Continua Health Alliance, we are part of an end-to-end solution that allows us to participate in large-scale, cost-effective implementations of connected healthcare."

Trusted by clinicians worldwide, Nonin Medical's products touch millions of individuals daily. Making its vision of an interoperable personal health ecosystem a reality, Nonin Medical continues to actively invest and develop innovative technologies and education tools for patient empowerment, wellness advocates, healthcare providers, and manufacturers.

About Nonin Medical, Inc. -

Minneapolis-based Nonin Medical, Inc. is a privately owned company specializing in the design and manufacturing of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions. Nonin distributes its products to health professionals in more than 125 countries and has over 100+ OEM partners worldwide. With over 20 years of industry-leading capabilities in signal processing and sensor design expertise, Nonin's innovative noninvasive physiological technologies enable clinicians to accurately monitor a patient's true condition in the most challenging environments.

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