December 2016 Issue

Masimo MightySat: More Than a PulseOx

It’s a four-in-one wireless personal health monitor made for pilots and athletes. Third-party aviation app compatibility could increase utility.

Irvine, California-based Masimo is the leading manufacturer of hospital pulse oximeters and the MightySat trickles down from high-end clinical instruments. Using patented technology it calls Signal Extraction Technology (SET), the MightySat fingertip device uses five parallel signal processing engines that Masimo says results in more accurate readings. This helps counteract undesirable sampling conditions pilots face in the cockpit—including hand movements (shaking and vibration) and low blood flow (low perfusion) when the fingers are cold.

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