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Research Letter
August 21, 2018

Accuracy of Pulse Oximetry-Based Home Baby Monitors

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 3Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 4Health Devices Group, ECRI Institute, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
  • 5Division of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
JAMA. 2018;320(7):717-719. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.9018

Smartphone-integrated consumer baby monitors that measure vital signs are popular among parents but are not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).1-4 This study measured the accuracy of pulse oximetry–based consumer baby monitors using an FDA-cleared oximeter as a reference.

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