core technology innovations
Our core technology families are as follows:
White LED and Broadband LED Sources for Oximetry, Perfusion Monitoring, Fitness, Spectroscopy, and Color Analysis
Spectros founders began performing color analysis, oximetry, and tissue spectroscopy in the 1980's. In the 1990's they developed a series of high-efficiency, low-thermal transfer white LED and broadband infrared (IR) LED illuminators, which have been incorporated into commercial products internally and under license. These solid-state devices can be incorporated into spectroscopy equipment, lab-on-chip devices, color sensors, spectrometers, fluorimeters, pulse and tissue oximeters, solid-state epi illumination systems, and the like.
Multispectral Pulse Oximetry and Blood Spectroscopy
Spectros founders developed broadband devices for in vivo analysis. In pulse oximetry, Spectros founders were the first to demonstrate and reduce to practice a broadband pulse oximeter, based on work initiated in the late 1980's and early 1990's.
Medical Remote Monitoring
Spectros developed the OnCall® remote monitoring system, useful for displaying real-time oximetry data on a smartphone or tablet. The system IP dates to 2002.
Ischemia and Perfusion Detection
Spectros' T-Stat was the first device to be labeled as "sensitive to ischemia". Our ability to detect ischemia is traceable to our studies in infants and tumors in the 1980s and 1990s, giving Spectros the earliest issued intellectual property in this area. Importantly, this system is the best-in-class method of estimating cardiac function known as perfusion.