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|Health Topic||Maternal mortality|
|Location||Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America|
Problem being addressed
Post-Partum hemorrhage is the cause for 8% of direct pregnancy-related deaths in industrialized countries and 25% of maternal deaths in the developing world. In trauma patients, hemorrhagic shock is the second most frequent cause of death.
Detailed description of the solution
This device is a low signal oximetry sensor that uses occlusion spectroscopy. Pressure is applied by a sensor around the finger, which obstructs blood flow. An optical signal is measured with a blood specific high signal to noise ratio. Therefore this device allows for accurate oximetry measurements even in times of low perfusion. It can measure glucose and hemoglobin levels as well as pulse rate.
- Designed and manufactured by: OriSense, located in Israel.
When and where it was tested/implemented
It was tested through multi center trials in cities across Europe and U.S.
Other internally generated reports
Externally generated reports
Pulse oximetry. Fearnley S.J. (1995). Update in Anaesthesia Issue 5, article.
Pulse oximetry. Jubran A. (1999). Critical Care 3: R11-R17 Is Hypoxia common despite oxygen treatment in the Acute Medical Ward? Dhar R, Harrison RN, Snashall PD. (2006) Internet Journal of Medical update 1(2).