US-based Nonin Medical has announced that it will launch and demonstrate the NoninConnect Bluetooth smart wireless finger pulse oximeter at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

NoninConnectâ„¢ direct-to-consumer NoninConnect Bluetooth Smart wireless finger pulse oximeter

Nonin Medical’s NoninConnect pulse oximeter incorporates a proprietary algorithm that tells users if their finger is placed properly in the device for correct readings.

The device features Bluetooth smart (low energy) wireless technology, a unique user-facing display.

Nonin Medical has designed the pulse oximeter for use by athletes, pilots and quantified-self trackers who want to measure their arterial blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate.

According to the company, the device enables users to easily store and share user’s readings by downloading a Nonin or future third-party pulse oximetry software application onto their Bluetooth-smart-ready iOS, Android or Windows mobile device.

The Nonin SmartPoint Capture and Send technology of the device automatically determines when a high-quality measurement is ready to be wirelessly transmitted.

Nonin Medical eHealth vice president Mark VanderWerf noted the NoninConnect offers significant advantages over other consumer pulse oximeters for personal health management.

"The NoninConnect is made with the same Nonin medical-grade pulse oximetry technology that we build into our professional pulse oximeters for patients, clinicians and the military. So consumers benefit from the same clinically proven accuracy – but without needing a doctor’s prescription.

"In addition, the NoninConnect is made in America and built to rugged durability standards. And because the NoninConnect uses the new Bluetooth Smart low-energy wireless technology, users don’t have to sideline their phone with a cumbersome cable just to transfer their data. They also don’t need to drain their phone battery just to power their pulse oximeter," VanderWerf added.

Nonin Medical will launch and demonstrate its NoninConnect oximeter at the International CES, 7 January through 10 January 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Image: Nonin Medical’s NoninConnect direct-to-consumer Bluetooth smart wireless finger pulse oximeter. Photo: Courtesy of PR Newswire/Nonin Medical, Inc.