Friday, August 22, 2008

$100 Pulse Oximeter


In my office we use the pulse oximeter on patients receiving nitrous oxide sedation or any time a patient has taken .25mg of Triazolam to help them relax. Although I don't have any personal experience with this item (so I can't vouch for its accuracy) this pulseox unit is definitely affordable and would be handy for patients/loved ones that need to monitor their oxygen levels at home.

The device is available for $99.95 and is available for Gadget Universe. Here is more info from the website:

Product Information

Respiratory health is a vital part of long, healthy living. Regular monitoring of your heart rate and Oxyhemoglobin can help you better understand your over all health and also alert you to times when you should seek a medical professional. Chances are you’ve read about the various reports that show that heart disease and other circulatory diseases are the top causes of death in America. And chances are your doctor has used a device that looks just like the OxiHealth Finger Oximeter.

Just like the device your doctor uses, the OxiHealth Finger Oximeter provides you with vital information at the touch of your finger. Every time you slip it onto your finger you will receive your pulse rate as well as a measurement of the arterial hemoglobin in your Oxyhemoglobin.

Your heart rate is a great way to know whether you are overexerting yourself. But what is Oxyhemoglobin? Without getting to technical, it is transportation of Oxygen through the bloodstream to your muscles, vital organs, and the rest of your body. Oxygen, as we all know, is vital to the proper execution of normal bodily tissue processes.

How does it do it? There are two sensors that measure the absorption of a red LED light and infrared. The absorption of these wavelengths is different between oxyhemoglobin and the deoxygenated form. The OxiHealth Finger Oximeter gives you this vital information in just seconds.

Now you know. Now you can make a difference in your health. Now you can help protect yourself and take a more proactive measure to keep yourself in the best condition possible. The OxiHealth Finger Oximeter is like a biometric key to your health and vitality. A small investment that could help your visit your doctor before you have serious problems.

*Do not use the OxiHealth Finger Oximeter as a replacement for regular doctor visits or as a replacement for advice from your doctor.

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