Oximeter, Pulse

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This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

Pulse oximetry has been a staple of critical care for years, and has been used since the advent of portable battery-powered units. Pulse oximeters use a special light inside a probe that clips or tapes onto a finger to give real-time monitoring of pulse rate and oxygen saturation. Astronaut's used this oximeter to monitor their own levels.

NASA transferred this unit to the Museum in 2012.