What is a pulse oximeter?

Answer A pulse oximeter is a medical device that helps evaluate how a person breathes. It gauges this activity by measuring the amount of oxygen in blood that travels through the arteries.Source:Pulseox.i... Read More »

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Can a pulse oximeter be used on a toe?

A pulse oximeter can also be used on a toe. In fact, according to Medscape, toe pulse oximetry may be more accurate then on the finger. What's recommended is perform the task on the finger first, t... Read More »

How to Choose a Pulse Oximeter?

A finger pulse oximeter is a small, hand-held medical device that measures the oxygen saturation of a patient's blood as well a patient's heart rate without even trying. It clips onto the end of th... Read More »

Who made the pulse oximeter?

In 1972, an electrical engineer named Dr. Takuo Aoyagi began experimenting with medical devices (pulse oximeters) to measure oxygen saturation in arterial blood. Around 1978, the Minolta company ma... Read More »

How Much Does a Handheld Pulse Oximeter Cost?

The cost of a handheld pulse oximeter can vary depending on whether it is a handheld model, a portable fingertip pulse oximeter or a large model typically used in hospitals. The price can be as low... Read More »