US-based monitoring technologies developer Masimo has received CE Mark for its reusable spot-check rainbow Super DCI-mini sensor.
The non-invasive sensor includes Masimo SET Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, and rainbow SET technology.
Originally launched last year, the sensor now facilitates expanded measurement of physiologic parameters such as measure total haemoglobin (SpHb), carboxyhaemoglobin (SpCO), methaemoglobin (SpMet), and arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2).
The sensor eliminates the need for several sensor types by enabling the spot-checking of patients weighing 3kg or above. It can be easily applied to a thumb or great toe of adults, paediatrics, as well as infants.
Masimo CEO and founder Joe Kiani said: “Since the invention of rainbow technology, we have wanted our customers to be able to measure SpCO, SpMet, SpHb, and SpO2 simultaneously.
“In addition, we have been pursuing a spot-check sensor that fits all patients across the age spectrum.
“We believe the rainbow Super DCI-mini sensor will be especially valuable for use in triage and emergency care situations.”
The next generation SpHb technology, which is enabled during usage of the DCI-mini or Super DCI-mini sensor in combination with the Rad-67 Pulse CO-Oximeter, is designed to provide motion tolerance and rapid time to display SpHb results within 30 seconds.
The monitoring of SpCO is expected to allow detection of increased carbon monoxide levels that are usually not identified in front-line settings of emergency care, while SpMet enables monitoring in methemoglobinemia-prone areas such as procedure labs and operating room.
Image: Masimo Rad-67 Pulse CO-Oximeter with rainbow Super DCI-mini sensor. Photo: courtesy of Masimo.