July 28, 2020 – Masimo (Irvine, CA) announced a significant expansion to the Masimo SafetyNet platform with the introduction of Radius T°, a wearable, wireless sensor that provides continuous body temperature measurements. By augmenting the Masimo SafetyNet with Radius T°, the remote patient management solution becomes capable of tracking four key vital signs – oxygen saturation, respiration rate, pulse rate, and now temperature.
The company says this makes it “an ideal solution for assessing the status of patients with suspected or low-acuity COVID-19, among many other remote patient management uses.”
Unlike spot-check thermometry solutions, Radius T° measures body temperature continuously, providing remote notifications when a patient’s temperature is outside a clinician-specified range – giving peace of mind to caregiver and patient alike.
Masimo SafetyNet is designed to help manage the surge in COVID-19 patients while maintaining distance from other patients and providers, allowing hospitals to expand remote patient monitoring into alternative care spaces, including overflow locations, emergency recovery facilities, and home care settings.
The telehealth platform combines tetherless pulse oximetry—and now also Radius T° continuous temperature measurement – with a cloud-based remote data capture and surveillance platform accessible from a patient’s Android or iOS smartphone or smart device. Monitoring key physiological data provides clinicians with the ability to assess patient status and facilitates awareness of the need for intervention.
Radius T° is indicated for use on patients 5 years and older. It is not FDA 510(k) cleared, but being marketed under the FDA’s Enforcement Policy for Clinical Electronic Thermometers During COVID-19.