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Wesley Clark
08-16-2014, 01:26 PM
So aside from a finger is there anywhere else a $30 pulse oximeter can be used? What about a toe or an ear lobe?

The Librarian
08-16-2014, 01:44 PM
Toes work. (with children anyway)

aceplace57
08-16-2014, 02:02 PM
The Penis? Not that I'd want a oximeter clipped onto mine. ;)

Astraea
08-16-2014, 02:35 PM
Toes (not ideal), earlobes, they have ones for your forehead.

Wurm
08-16-2014, 04:36 PM
Some veterinary pulse oximeters are used on the tongue of the animal.

Mean Mr. Mustard
08-17-2014, 09:51 PM
The entire foot on a baby.


mmm

WhyNot
08-17-2014, 09:58 PM
So aside from a finger is there anywhere else a $30 pulse oximeter can be used? What about a toe or an ear lobe?
The portable hard plastic clip kind? Toe or finger. I've not found another body part that's the right shape otherwise. Disposable soft wrap style pulse oximeters have a bit more flexibility- both literally and therefore in application sites.

grude
08-17-2014, 10:37 PM
Seen it used on a toe for a baby.

PorchePine
08-17-2014, 11:38 PM
Wouldn't these have to be recalibrated to use on other body parts? I'm not sure of the mechanics of how they work.