Pronto

Medical technology firm Masimo has started marketing its Pronto Pulse CO-Oximeter with next generation SpHb Spot Check technology outside the US.

The Next Generation Pronto features rainbow SET technology which enables functionalities including non-invasive spot checking of total hemoglobin (SpHb), oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), and perfusion index (PI).

The SpHb technology offers a non-invasive and a continuous monitoring of total haemoglobin in the blood.

It is incorporated in Pronto to enable motion tolerance and a time reduction of 40% to display SpHb result ensuring an improved accuracy in the range of 6 to 11 g/dL.

Masimo founder and CEO Joe Kiani said: "This is a significant enhancement to the noninvasive measurement we introduced seven years ago.

"We will continue to improve SpHb until it has the same measure-through motion and low-perfusion performance as our SET SpO2 technology."

"Since then, all of the clinical outcome studies we are aware of on our continuous SpHb technology have been positive,1-3 which is something that couldn’t be said for standard pulse oximetry before the introduction of Masimo SET SpO2.

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"We will continue to improve SpHb until it has the same measure-through motion and low-perfusion performance as our SET SpO2 technology."

Masimo’s Pronto will also be complemented with rainbow DCI-mini reusable sensor, which can also be used on children weighed greater than 3kg.

The rainbow DCI-mini uses a lightweight ribbon cable to connect to Pronto and a digit clip that is attached to a small child’s finger or on an infant’s big toe or thumb.


Image: A view of Pronto Pulse CO-Oximeter with Next Generation SpHb and rainbow DCI-mini Reusable Sensor. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.