Oximeter SpO2 Probe – For Long Term Monitoring And Spot Checks
The pulse oximeter or SpO2 probe (peripheral oxygen saturation probe) has come a long way since its invention in the late 20th century.
The rapid adoption of different types of oxygen saturation monitors is not surprising because, in most cases, they can accurately, non-invasively, and rapidly measure oxygen saturation in distant parts of the body (away from the heart and lungs). And all, depending on the pulse oximeter model, in a small, portable package.
Here we will describe three types of pulse oximetry probes. Each has a different use, which we will describe below. From compact individual pulse finger probes to wrist oximeters to disposable pulse finger probes. You can also buy spo2 simulator via online sources.
Compact finger pulse oximetry probe
The compact finger pulse oximeter probe or finger pulse oximeter is designed to be small, portable, even to carry around the neck, and to work for days on end on single or multiple AA batteries.
Therefore, the oxygen saturation level at home at sporting events can be easily read by altitude pilots and climbers.
Due to the all-in-one design of digital pulse oximeters, consisting of a display, microprocessor unit, and fingertip probe, they are usually used by one person to avoid cross-infection problems.
Although compact, they are large enough for transportation over a longer period of time and are therefore mostly designed for on-site measurements. For long-term measurements, the wrist oxygen saturation oximeter is more convenient.