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Coronavirus and Pulse Oximeters: The iOX Works for All Skin Tones

ATLANTA–()–Atlanta inventor and Georgia Tech alumnus Yale Zhang, alongside his Safe Heart USA, Inc. team, have created a pulse oximeter that has been proven to be 100% more accurate than a comparable pulse oximeter by the FDA. The iOX smartphone pulse oximeter combines hardware and software technology to accommodate individual skin tone and blood flow. The FDA approved the iOX as a Class II medical device for use in adult patients in clinical institutions and home environments on November 27, 2020.

Accurate pulse ox readings, particularly blood oxygen levels (Sp02), are critical in a COVID world. There is concern about pulse oximeters giving inaccurate readings depending on skin tone as outlined in a new…

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