Masimo announced that it has entered into a partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to be its official supplier of pulse oximetry. As teams return to play, Masimo is supplying the NBA with MightySat® fingertip pulse oximeters on its campus in Orlando, Florida.
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Since arriving on campus in Orlando on July 7, and for the duration of their stay, each campus resident, including players, coaches, and team and league staff, will daily measure their oxygen saturation, pulse rate, and respiration rate with MightySat as part of the league’s health and safety protocols. MightySat is powered by clinically proven, hospital-grade Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry technology.
Dr. John DiFiori, NBA Director of Sports Medicine, said, “Fingertip pulse oximetry is an important component of the health and safety protocols that govern the NBA’s re-start in Orlando. Our players, teams and staff have been quick to adapt to the Masimo technology to monitor their oxygen saturation rates, which is contributing to keeping everyone on our campus safe and healthy.”
Gary Harris, shooting guard for the Denver Nuggets, added, “I’ve personally been using the MightySat in my training these past few years. It’s incredibly accurate and has helped me get the most out of my workouts and recovery. I’m glad to see it as part of our health monitoring program as our team gets ready to resume the 2020 season.”
Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo, said, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide our high performance monitoring technology to such high performance athletes. For more than 30 years, we’ve specialized in innovative breakthrough hospital monitoring solutions, and we are excited to continue our expansion into new markets, bringing hospital-grade health and wellness monitoring solutions to everyday users, elite athletes, and organizations like the NBA.”
The NBA will re-start its season today at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. The 22 teams with the best records as of March 11, when the season was suspended, will compete in eight preliminary “seeding” games before the 2020 NBA Playoffs begin on August 17.