Nonin Medical's Onyx® II 9560 Wireless Pulse Oximeter Aids Chilean Miner Rescue: Company to Also Donate in-Home Monitoring Equipment for Miners' Post-event Care
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of the world's first fingertip and wireless-fingertip pulse oximeter, announced today that its Onyx® II 9560 wireless fingertip pulse oximeter was used in the effort to rescue 33 Chilean miners who were trapped in a Copiapo, Chile mine since August 5.
The Onyx® II Model 9560 Wireless Pulse Oximeter is being used by physicians at the scene to capture the miners' blood oxygenation and heart rate data in real time during and after each miner's 20-minute, half-mile rescue-capsule ascent to the surface.
Placed on the miner's index finger, the Onyx II 9560 wirelessly transmits blood oxygen saturation and heart data via Bluetooth® technology to Zephyr Technology's BioHarness™ First Responder System. The BioHarness, a chest