Evaluation: Baby Vida Oxygen Monitor Consumer-Marketed Baby Vital Signs Monitor
October 24, 2018 | Evaluations & Guidance
- The Baby Vida Oxygen Monitor is intended to provide parents or other caregivers with information on the wellness of a baby wearing the device; it provides this information by monitoring pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation levels through a foot-worn sensor.
- The Baby Vida Oxygen Monitor consists of a foot-worn sensor and strap, a foot/ankle band ("sock"—sizes for 0-6 months and 6-12 months provided) intended to position and hold the sensor, and a Baby Vida software application that can be downloaded onto a mobile phone or tablet (iPhone with iOS 7.1 or later and Android devices with version 4.3 and later).
- Foot sensor:
- A small rechargeable battery-powered device using red and infrared light, similar to a conventional pulse oximeter, to measure pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation
- It transmits this information via a Bluetooth Low Energy link to the associated smartphone or tablet application
- Baby Vida application:
- Receives information from the foot sensor, and displays the blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate levels
- Can also be used to change system settings and to modify default alarm thresholds for pulse rate and oxygen saturation
- Default pulse rate low/high settings: 80/180 bpm (0-3 months), 70/160 bpm (3-12 months); manually adjustable from 60 to 200 bpm for low setting and 70 to 210 bpm for high setting
- Default oxygen saturation settings: 93% (all ages); manually adjustable from 93% to 100%
- Foot sensor:
- The Baby Vida Oxygen Monitor is intended to be used in the home to continuously monitor infants while they are sleeping.