ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA - The WTA and medical technology leader Masimo are joining together to write a new chapter in player health and wellness.
Announced Tuesday, the WTA’s Sport Sciences and Medicine (SS&M) team will immediately begin using Masimo MightySat™ as part of their mission to provide comprehensive care for its athletes.
MightySat is a fingertip pulse oximeter designed for general wellness and health applications including sports, fitness, and relaxation management.
MightySat provides noninvasive measurements of oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), perfusion index (Pi), PVi® (studies show changes in PVi may indicate changes in hydration, breathing effort, perfusion, or other factors1-3) and RRp™ (respiration rate based on the plethysmographic waveform).
The technology displays all noninvasive measurements in real time, and users can also display and track their data through the Masimo Personal Health app for both Apple and Android.
The WTA's primary health care providers (PHCPs), which consist of the tour's licensed physical therapists and certified athletic trainers, will use MightySat at WTA tournament events to help support the general health, wellness, and fitness of players.
“We have been encouraged by the feedback we have received from elite athletes and trainers about how MightySat helps them improve their health and performance. For example, they use Masimo’s unique accuracy to decide on how hard to train,” said Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo.
“We are excited to work with the WTA to help them use Masimo’s breakthrough noninvasive technologies to make a meaningful difference in women’s tennis. We have long been big fans of the sport and are excited to help these peak performing athletes reach even greater heights.”
MightySat is intended for general wellness and health applications. For medical applications, Masimo offers MightySat Rx, which is available to medical professionals.