The Nonin Bluetooth Smart Model 3230 Finger Pulse Oximeter from Nonin Medical Inc was awarded the 2014 Bluetooth Breakthrough Award in the product category.  The award is sponsored by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and recognized products launched in 2013 that have large market appeal while being innovative, easy-to-use, convenient, and reliable.

According to Nonin, the Model 3230 is one of the first medical devices to incorporate Bluetooth Smart wireless technology. Bluetooth Smart helps to facilitate simple and secure connections to Bluetooth Smart-ready devices for vital information exchange over a secure wireless connection. The low-energy feature of Bluetooth Smart allows the Model 3230 to run for months, or even years, on one button-cell battery.

“Being recognized for this award is a significant achievement for our company,” said Mark VanderWerf, vice president of eHealth for Nonin Medical. “The Model 3230 represents a bold, new design of finger pulse oximeters, and offers the potential of reducing health costs by providing highly accurate SpO2 readings and delivering data to eHealth providers.”

The Model 3230 allows simple and secure connections to Bluetooth Smart-ready devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and telehealth solutions using iOS, Android and Windows 8. The system is designed for patients who live with diseases such as COPD, congestive heart failure, and asthma. These patients require frequent and accurate measurement of their SpO2 levels—the measurement of oxygen saturation in the blood.