Masimo has announced that its Radical-7 and Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeters have achieved Airworthiness Release (AWR) certification from the United States Army. The certification approves the equipment for use during flight operations aboard rotary aircraft.
To obtain certification both the Radical-7 and Rad-57 underwent extensive evaluation, including electromagnetic interference and compatibility, environmental, vibration/motion, and human factors testing, to affirm its durability and reliability in demanding environments.
Masimo’s Radical-7 Pulse CO-Oximeter features noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin monitoring technology, which may allow combat medics to quickly and easily detect and assess the severity of internal bleeding and provide the most appropriate frontline trauma care. The Rad-57 is a portable, handheld Pulse CO-Oximeter, useful in military settings where carbon monoxide poisoning or methemoglobinemia may be encountered.