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Minneapolis, MN,
25
February
2014
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07:00 AM
America/Chicago

Nonin Medical’s New Model 3230 Bluetooth Smart Pulse Oximeter Wins the 2014 Bluetooth Breakthrough Award

 

Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that the Nonin Model 3230 Bluetooth® Smart Pulse Oximeter was awarded the 2014 Bluetooth Breakthrough Award in the Product Category. The award is sponsored by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and recognizes products launched in 2013 that are judged to be innovative, easy-to-use, convenient, reliable and have a large market appeal. More than 200 entries were received by Bluetooth SIG. The announcement was made today at the MobileFocus Global media event, which is held annually on the eve of the Mobile World Congress® in Barcelona, Spain.

The Model 3230 is one of the first medical devices to incorporate Bluetooth Smart wireless technology. Bluetooth Smart helps to facilitate simple and secure connections to Bluetooth Smart Ready devices for vital information exchange over a secure wireless connection. The low energy feature of Bluetooth Smart allows the Model 3230 to run for months or even years on one button-cell battery.

"Nonin Medical’s Model 3230 finger pulse oximeter is a great example of how Bluetooth Smart is revolutionizing healthcare and empowering people to live better," said Suke Jawanda, CMO, Bluetooth SIG. "We are pleased to honor Nonin, a leader in non-invasive medical monitoring, with this award."

"Being recognized for this award is a significant achievement for our company," said Mark VanderWerf, Vice President of eHealth for Nonin. "The Model 3230 represents a bold, new design of finger pulse oximeters and offers the potential of reducing health costs by providing highly accurate SpO2 readings and delivering data to eHealth providers."

The Model 3230 allows simple and secure connections to Bluetooth Smart-ready devices such as smart phones, tablets and telehealth solutions using iOS, Android and Windows 8. It is designed for patients who live with diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF) and asthma. These patients require frequent and accurate measurement of their SpO2 levels—the measurement of oxygen saturation in the blood.

Nonin eHealth product innovations include:

  • The world's first pulse oximeter with Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • The world's first interoperable, fingertip pulse oximeter with Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • The world's first Continua-certified product
  • The world's first wireless, wrist-worn pulse oximeter
  • The world's first clinical device that uses Bluetooth Smart (LE) wireless technology, with simplified pairing

For more information, visit www.nonin.com.

About Nonin Medical, Inc.

Nonin Medical, Inc. invented the finger pulse oximeter (the original Onyx® brand) and designs and manufactures noninvasive medical monitoring solutions that meet customers’ technology needs today and tomorrow. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minn., USA, with an additional customer service center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Nonin Medical sells its pulse and regional oximeters, capnographs, sensors and software to health professionals and consumers in more than 125 countries. The company has more than 300 OEM partners worldwide. For more information, visit nonin.com.

 

About eHealth Innovator

With more than 1.2 million pulse oximeters installed, Nonin Medical is leading eHealth providers in integrating Nonin pulse oximetry into their telehealth systems to remotely monitor chronic-disease patients having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), sleep apnea and asthma.