Performance That Speaks to You
With the OxiMax™ Pulse Oximetry System, Nellcor™ embarks on a new
technology platform that enables us to break free from the past
and bring you pulse oximetry like youve never experienced
before. Previously, sensor calibration resided within the monitor,
and sensor designs had to conform to the preprogrammed data in order
to calculate oxygen saturation (SpO2). Now a digital memory chip
is embedded in the sensor itself that contains all the calibration
and operating characteristics for that sensor design. This gives
the monitor the flexibility to operate accurately with a diverse
range of sensor designs, while opening up a whole new world of pulse
oximetry innovation that will help you provide better patient care.
Be sure to read our white paper titled "Technology Overview of the
Nellcor™ OxiMax™ Pulse Oximetry System", which is available from
the Downloads section of this page.
OxiMax™ Pulse Oximetry System — Platform for the Future
The OxiMax™ system will seamlessly accommodate future sensor developments
that expand clinical applications for pulse oximetry monitoring.
The complete system includes OxiMax™ monitors, including the
N-600™ Pulse Oximeter, and the family of Nellcor™ OxiMax™ sensors.*
A unique communication link between the OxiMax™ pulse oximeter and sensor
empowers the monitor to convey valuable information to caregivers:
- The Sensor Messages function enables the OxiMax™ monitor to
display troubleshooting tips to help clinicians optimize sensor
- Sensor Event Report allows alarm event history to travel with the
patient for quick assessment throughout the hospital.
Limitations of Monitor-Based Calibration
Traditional pulse oximetry requires one calibration curve or a limited set of curves
to be programmed within the monitor. Sensor designs must conform to the preprogrammed
data to accurately calculate arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2). OxiMax™
technology moves the sensors specific calibration information into the sensor,
providing infinite latitude in sensor design.
* When OxiMax™ sensors are used with previous-generation
Nellcor™ and Nellcor™-compatible monitors, many OxiMax™ system features are not
accessible. Because of their unique performance characteristics, the MAX-FAST™
Forehead Sensor and SoftCare Nonadhesive Sensors do not operate
with previous-generation Nellcor™ monitors.