In addition to the Next Generation SpHb technology, Masimo has also released the rainbow® DCI®-mini reusable sensor to accompany the Pronto. The DCI-mini is a universal sensor usable on patients greater than 3 kg, making Pronto an even more versatile solution.
The Next Generation SpHb technology in Pronto offers motion tolerance and a 40% reduction in time to display SpHb results. Field accuracy has been improved in the range of 6 to 11 g/dL, and is comparable to certain portable invasive point of care devices.
“This is a significant enhancement to the noninvasive measurement we introduced 7 years ago,” stated Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo. “Since then, all of the clinical outcome studies we’re 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. We will continue to improve SpHb until it has the same measure-through motion and low perfusion performance as our SET SpO2 technology.”
An upgrade program will be available for qualified existing Pronto customers. Pronto with Next Generation SpHb and the DCI-mini reusable sensor have not received FDA510(k) clearance and are not currently available for sale in the United States.
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