O2C Oxygen to See
A diagnostic device for non-invasive determination of oxygen supply in microcirculation of blood perfused tissues.
The optical (probe) sensor is easy to handle and guarantees reproducible testing of the oxygen supply of skin, skeletal muscle, wounds and organs, in hospital and research settings.
The testing can be performed in a few seconds, without any strain or pain for the patient.
The device provides via an optical probe the readings of:
- Blood supply in the Microcirculation (measurement of flow)
- postkapillar Oxygen saturation
- Amount of hemoglobin (Amount of blood in the microvessel)
All of the O2C OXYGEN TO SEE's measurement parameters are recorded at the micro-vessels, e.g. at the periphery of a leg, or inside a wound or intraoperatively on an organ.
For traditional techniques, such as angiography or ultrasound, the microvascular vessel-system is a "black box". Due to the tiny vascular cross-sections these vascular sections cannot be visualised or diagnosed conventionally. But a capillary vascular diagnosis is required to monitor oxygen transport to the cells. The O2C OXYGEN TO SEE provides a complete set of parameters for the determination of tissue oxygen metabolism.
The O2C OXYGEN TO SEE is based on a method called "tissue photo spectrometry" (TPS).
Fields of Application
- Abdominal surgery (Organ transplantation)
- Surgery (Wound healing)
- Dermatology (Wound healing, diabetic foot / arterial occlusive diseases)
- Diabetes (Diabetic foot / arterial occlusive diseases)
- Research (Angiogenesis)
- Vascular surgery (Flap transplantation)
- Hand surgery (Flap transplantation)
- Ear, nose, and throat medicine (Flap transplantation)
- Intensive care medicine (Gastrointestinal application / sepsis)
- Plastic surgery (Flap transplantation)
- Hyperbaric medicine