Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) has announced a significant expansion to the Masimo SafetyNet™ platform with the introduction of Radius Tº™, a wearable, wireless sensor that provides continuous body temperature measurements, the company said.
By augmenting the already powerful Masimo SafetyNet, which features Radius PPG™ tetherless pulse oximetry, with Radius Tº, the remote patient management solution becomes capable of tracking four key vital signs — oxygen saturation, respiration rate, pulse rate, and now temperature — making it an ideal solution for assessing the status of patients with suspected or low-acuity COVID-19, among many other remote patient management uses.
Unlike spot-check thermometry solutions, Radius Tº measures body temperature continuously, providing remote notifications when a patient´s temperature is outside a clinician-specified range — giving peace of mind to caregiver and patient alike.
Masimo SafetyNet uses a tetherless, wearable single-patient-use Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry sensor to monitor a patient´s blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate, as well as respiration rate, perfusion index, and PVi®. Masimo SafetyNet is designed to help manage the surge in COVID-19 patients while maintaining distance from other patients and providers, allowing hospitals to expand remote patient monitoring into alternative care spaces, including overflow locations, emergency recovery facilities, and home care settings.
The telehealth platform combines tetherless pulse oximetry–and now also Radius Tº continuous temperature measurement — with a cloud-based remote data capture and surveillance platform accessible from a patient´s Android or iOS smartphone or smart device. Monitoring key physiological data provides clinicians with the ability to assess patient status and facilitates awareness of the need for intervention.
Masimo is a global medical technology company that develops and produces a wide array of industry-leading monitoring technologies, including innovative measurements, sensors, patient monitors, and automation and connectivity solutions. Additional information may be found at www.masimo.com.