What is a
Pulse Oximeter?

What is a Pulse Oximeter?

Pulse oximeters measure light absorption in the finger to noninvasively monitor oxygen saturation and pulse rate. Fingertip pulse oximeters are being increasingly used for general wellness and health applications including sports, fitness, and relaxation management.

Challenges With Other Fingertip Pulse Oximeters

Multiple companies have introduced low-priced, battery-powered “fingertip” pulse oximeters to the consumer market. In some circumstances, these products may provide inaccurate measurements or no measurements at all. This often occurs when there is low blood flow to the finger (such as when the fingers are cold) or during hand movement (even with minimal motion such as shaking). In addition, many of the products on the market are of low quality and do not interface with smart phones to store, manage, and share data.

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Use Cases

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Triathlete Heather Jackson’s Mighty pursuit of iron

One of the favorites to win the IRONMAN World Championship gets dialed in with the aid of the Masimo MightySat® pulse oximeter. In three attempts at the iconic endurance race,
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Heather Jackson’s Mighty Tech Tip

As a triathlete, Heather Jackson has at least two workouts to get in each day, sometimes three. Her tip is to use the MightySat multiple times throughout the day beginning
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Mighty fast Michael Andrew wins his first international gold at Pan Pacs

The American champion who utilizes data from the Masimo MightySat® pulse oximeter wins the 50-meter freestyle on one of swimming’s grandest stages. IRVINE (22 August 2018): It’s a quick dash
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Masimo – The Leader in Pulse Oximetry

Masimo is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: MASI) based in Irvine, California. Masimo is the leading brand of hospital pulse oximetersbecause they provide accurate measurements when other pulse oximeters fail by using a revolutionary Signal Extraction Technology® (SET®). Masimo SET® uses five parallel signal processing engines that measure through challenging conditions, including movement and low blood flow. With MightySat, the same high-performing Masimo SET® technology is now available for general wellness and health applications.


1 iData Research. U.S. Market for Patient Monitoring Equipment. 2014.