The pulse oximeter is a device that measures the oxygen saturation of the blood. It is simply the quantity of oxygen that circulates through the blood.
It is important to know that the blood is enriched with oxygen in the lungs thanks to hemoglobin (a protein found in red blood cells).
Hemoglobin captures oxygen and distributes it to the various cells of our body to ensure their proper functioning.
The oximeter has a transmitter and a receiver.
The transmitter sends a red and infrared light, of course, these lights have no impact on our health. The light passes through the fingertip and the receiver receives the rest of the light after it is absorbed by the blood.
Hemoglobin has the ability to absorb the light sent by the oximeter depending on its oxygen content. The richer the hemoglobin is in oxygen, the more it absorbs the light from the device.
The oximeter is often used in the elderly, patients suffering from respiratory diseases such as asthma, COPD, pulmonary emphysema, covid, ..., but also in people who are affected by anemia or diabetes or cardiovascular diseases (high blood pressure, heart failure, ...).
The rate of oxygen saturation of the blood of a healthy adult is between 100% and 95%.
When this rate is lower than 95%, it is a respiratory insufficiency, if it is lower than 90%, the person is in respiratory distress, it is a vital emergency, his life is in danger.
The oximeter is generally placed on the tip of the finger (index, middle or ring finger). Some models also allow it to be placed on the toe, the wings of the nose or the ear.
Finally, the oximeter also measures the heart rate (number of heartbeats per minute) which is a good indicator to evaluate the functioning of the heart.
This pulse oximeter is very useful to quickly detect a respiratory or cardiac disorder and save the life of a person in danger.
The use of this device is very easy.
battery: Not included
Warranty time: 1 Year
Size: 6 x 3 x 3.4cm
Size: finger type
Power Requirement: 2 x AAA 1.5V alkaline battery
Parameter: blood oxygen,Pulse Rate
Origin: China Mainland
Model Number: YK-80B
Item Type: Oximetry
Ideal For: Medical,Sport And Daily Homecare Equipment
Display type: Duel color OLED or one color LED
Display model: 6 (OLED)
Display direction: 4 (OLED)
Brand Name: BOXYM
Alarm Setting: Yes