Many people ask what exactly is an oximeter and how will one help me in everyday life. The answer is really a simple one, an oximeter is a medical device quite like a heart rate monitor but instead of measuring the amount of heart beats per minute the oximeters measure how much oxygen is available in your blood stream. This is an important devise as oxygen in the blood is used in just about all aspects of body functions such as muscle movement, digestion of foods, breathing, fighting infections to stay healthy, brain and nerve impulses and much, much more.
Generally most oximeters such as the ones available to purchase from this site also monitor the heart rate as well as the blood oxygen saturation. Hospitals carry advanced oximeters for monitoring patient’s conditions which are generally gigantic machines which display the patient’s condition on monitors next to their bed. Modern oximeters are pocket sized and are run by a small AAA battery or penlight battery so are completely mobile and are often used by athletes to monitor their average oxygen consumption whilst doing advanced training. This oximeter devise is highly used during altitude training for sports teams and high performance athletes.
Oximeters are also carried in emergency vehicles to monitor patients such as ambulances and medical response vehicles. These are also similar to the exceptional oximeters available from this website as it is important for these vehicles to minimize space and carry good quality devises so that there is limited chance of devise failure during an emergency. Know as a non evasive measuring tool because if the simplicity of use the devise is used to measure hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin.
Uses for the oximeters include hospital intensive care units, emergency vehicles, operating theatres and recovery wards, aircraft that have unpressurized cabins and spacesuits for external cabin uses. Only through blood tests before the invention of the oximeters in 1940 was a quantative means of measuring oxygenated blood. The limitation of using an oximeter is that the devise only measures the amount of oxygen in the blood and not the consumption rate of the oxygen. The sale of oximeters over the last 5 years has increased dramatically and if you notice the exceptional price of our devises you will see that the marketing curve of supply meets demand has allowed us to supply our customers with these great products at the best available price.