USA – Masimo’s Tiny Breathing Sensor Cleared for Tiny Patients in U.S.

Masimo won FDA clearance for its RAS-45 acoustic respiration sensor, used with the rainbow Acoustic Monitoring (RAM), to be used on infants and neonates. Previously, only patients over 22 pounds (10 kilograms) were eligible for RAM sensors, but the new clearance provides an easy way to monitor the rate of breathing in the tiniest patients. This is partially thanks to the sensor’s maximum breathing rate being increased to 120 breaths per minute while maintaining accuracy within +/- 1 breath per minute…