Masimo, a medical device manufacturer based in Irvine, California, unveiled a new pulse oximetry system designed for use with Apple products. The iSpO2 pulse oximetry system is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPods. The device will be the company’s first product that is marketed directly to consumers.
According to a press release by the company, the iSpO2 is designed to measure pulse rate, perfusion index and blood oxygenation through a specialized finger sensor. This finger sensor is attached to an Apple-compatible cable.
The company incorporated different technologies from its existing product line to create the iSPO2. The company currently produces CO-oximeters and pulse oximeters that are marketed to healthcare facilities and other providers.
Joe Kiani is CEO and founder of Masimo. In prepared remarks, he said, "Masimo was founded on a mission to take noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications." He continued, "The iSpO2 for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with 30-pin connector represents our 1st consumer product and should create myriad new possibilities with the goal of further empowering people."
While not yet cleared for medical use, the company has a professional version of the technology under review in the European Union for CE Mark approval. The company is also pursuing 510(k) clearance with the United States Food and Drug Administration.