IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) and Atheer announced today that they will unveil a prototype of the Root Iris display App using the Atheer AiR (Augmented interactive Reality) platform and AiR Glasses at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual conference. Demonstrations will be held at Masimo’s Booth 3437 at the San Diego Convention Center on October 24-28, 2015. The demonstrations will allow conference attendees to experience a prototype display and touch-free interactions powered by the Atheer AiR Glasses that, if cleared by the FDA, would provide clinicians with a novel display and interaction experience. Attendees will be invited to provide feedback on features, usability and requirements.
“This is the future of information display and interaction,” said Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo. “What was once seen only in the movies is now on the way to becoming a reality. When combined with our Root Iris technology, AiR Glasses may in the future empower anesthesiologists to visualize data from multiple information sources and interact with the data using motion gestures while continuing to care for the patient.”
“We are delighted to partner with Masimo – one of the most innovative medical technology companies in the world. Our AiR smart glasses platform is known for its rich display as well as unique touch-free interaction using gestures, voice and head motion. Now both our companies are leveraging our strengths to develop a novel platform for the medical community,” said Alberto Torres, CEO of Atheer.
Special demonstrations and interviews will be scheduled by appointment for the media. To schedule a media demonstration and interview time, please call 858-859-7001. To obtain a media pass for the Anesthesiology 2015 conference, please email email@example.com or call 847-268-9106.
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Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is the global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through-Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. The benefits of Masimo SET® have been proven in more than 100 independent and objective studies and it is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and Pleth Variability Index (PVI®), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.
Atheer is the pioneer of AiR™ (Augmented interactive Reality) computing that is designed to enhance deskless professional productivity. The award-winning Atheer AiR platform combines the power of immersive augmented reality with intelligent gesture, voice and head-motion interaction, all on a mobile, smart glasses platform. Wearing our see-through AiR Glasses, you can view rich information critical to your workflow, interact with the information naturally and collaborate with your remote peers like never before – all while on the move, without the need to hold any device. Leveraging the Atheer AiR platform, developers and companies around the world are creating next generation enterprise productivity applications and workflows to empower the 21st century workforce. For more information, please visit http://www.atheerlabs.com.
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