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Nonin Medical Announces Microsoft®-HealthVault™ Certification of World’s First Continua™-Certified, Bluetooth® Wireless Fingertip Pulse Oximeter at CES 2011

Onyx® II Model 9560 with Microsoft® HealthVault™ Certification Empowers Consumers to Better Manage Their Chronic Diseases

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6, 2011

(PR NEWSWIRE) — Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive physiological monitoring, today announced that the Onyx® II Model 9560 Continua™-certified, Bluetooth® wireless fingertip pulse oximeter has received Microsoft® HealthVault™ certification. Microsoft HealthVault is Microsoft Corporation’s Web-based platform that allows consumers to upload from their health and wellness devices vital signs and other medical data to a repository where they can securely store the information and easily share it with care providers. Nonin Medical made the announcement at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Nonin Medical’s pulse oximeters are the gold standard for vital sign assessment in managing chronic diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure (CHF),” said Mark VanderWerf, director of eHealth for Nonin Medical. Certifying the Onyx II 9560 to Microsoft HealthVault is significant because it extends chronic disease management from healthcare providers to consumers. Now, individuals suffering from chronic diseases are empowered—with their care providers—to better manage their condition by being able to rely on, and share objective data points, rather than just describing subjective symptoms.”

Using the Onyx II 9560, individuals can monitor their blood-oxygen saturation measurements and pulse rate and then wirelessly upload the data to Microsoft HealthVault. There, authorized caregivers can access the information securely through a wide range of Web applications, EMR systems, and personal digital devices. In addition to operating in the United States, Microsoft HealthVault has a presence in Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.

“Certifying to Microsoft HealthVaultand the Siemens IT Solutions’ Assignio platform powered by Microsoft HealthVault in Germany— is the latest demonstration of Nonin Medical’s commitment to working globally with consumers, clinicians and providers to develop and leverage eHealth technologies that simplify healthcare delivery while improving quality of life,” VanderWerf said.

New Nonin Medical Technologies Showcased at CES Bluetooth SIG booth #3219

Nonin Medical will demonstrate its new Microsoft HealthVault connectivity at CES in the Bluetooth SIG booth #3219, Thursday, January 6, through Sunday, January 9, during exhibitor hours. Visitors can also see Nonin Medical’s GO2® Achieve fingertip pulse oximeter and the new Wrist-Ox2™ Model 3150 wrist-worn pulse oximeter. In addition, Nonin Medical will demonstrate the world’s first end-to-end health solution (enabled by Continua™-certified interoperability), where visitors can learn how data from consumer health devices can be securely transmitted to hospitals, medical offices, social media and patient information systems for a complete healthcare management tool.

“Benefits of Pulse Oximetry in Chronic Disease Management” Demonstration

Individuals attending CES can learn more about the critical role that pulse oximetry plays in managing chronic respiratory diseases at Nonin Medical’s “Benefits of Pulse Oximetry in Chronic Disease Management” demonstration, Thursday, Jan. 6th, from 2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Living in Digital Times booth #3102.

About Nonin Medical, Inc.

Nonin Medical, Inc. is the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and specializes in the design and manufacturing of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. with an additional distribution and service center in Hudiksvall, Sweden, Nonin distributes its products to health professionals and consumers in more than 125 countries and has more than 100 OEM partners worldwide.

Nonin Medical’s vision of remote monitoring focuses on how to provide cost-effective, accurate physiological data exchanges with no proprietary boundaries. As a founding member of the Continua Alliance and a Bluetooth SIG CES Award winner, Nonin Medical is dedicated to developing low power, interoperable technology to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality of life. Since certifying the world’s first Continua™-Certified product in 2009, the company continues to drive global connectivity standards and add interoperable solutions across its product line. For more information, visit www.nonin.com.