Masimo Corp has released Root (its patient monitoring and connectivity platform) with Kite, a supplemental display system. Kite expands visibility of patient data for clinicians by allowing data from Root to be viewed on bigger screens, in customized configurations, in operating rooms, cardiac theaters, emergency rooms, and other venues.

Kite connects to Root via a wired or wireless connection on the same IP network and displays monitoring data from the connected device on a smart TV. Data from devices connected to Root — including the Radical-7 Pulse CO-Oximeter and other products — can also be simultaneously displayed on a supplemental screen using Kite.

The Kite supplementary display system can be customized to enable clinicians to view the monitoring parameters, waveforms, and other data they require for that patient and type of care or operation.

With Kite, patient data can be conveniently displayed on a large, easy-to-read monitor, relayed from the point-of-care device. For example, during endoscopy, while a patient is anesthetized, clinicians may wish to monitor with SedLine, for brain function, with rainbow Acoustic Monitoring (RAM), for respiration, and with ISA capnography, for end-tidal carbon dioxide, in addition to pulse oximetry and blood pressure. With Kite, the multiple data outputs from each of these types of monitoring can be simultaneously displayed on a large, centrally-located screen, in the clinicians’ preferred configuration.

“Kite greatly enhanced the visibility of the Masimo monitor,” said Joseph Bremer, a perfusionist at Mountain View Regional Hospital. “During bypass I could easily view cerebral blood flow allowing time to validate adequate perfusion to my patient and maintain my attention on my bypass circuit.”