The OxiMax System. Nellcor's new platform for pulse oximetry

Minerva Anestesiol. 2002 Apr;68(4):236-9.


The new OxiMax Pulse Oximetry System includes the Nellcor N-595 Pulse Oximeter and a new line of OxiMax sensor. The main feature of this platform is the digital memory chip inserted within each OxiMax sensor that contains all the calibration and operating characteristics for that individual sensor. It allows an information exchange between the sensor and the monitor improving monitoring performance during difficult acquisition periods. We reviewed several studies showing that the more centrally placed forehead sensor can offer significant advantage over finger sensor when monitoring patient with low pulse perfusion, especially in situation where rapid detection of hypoxemia is critical.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Calibration
  • Fingers / blood supply
  • Forehead / blood supply
  • Humans
  • Oximetry / instrumentation*
  • Oxygen / blood
  • Regional Blood Flow / physiology


  • Oxygen