Collaborative Community

The Open Oximetry Project was created to improve the safety and accuracy of pulse oximeters in all populations, and we hope to build a community of stakeholders from diverse disciplines, geographies, industries, viewpoints and populations, to prevent duplication of efforts, share knowledge, and accelerate progress.

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Recent meetings for the Edu & Comms Subgroup & Skin Color Quant Subgroup

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The Open Oximetry Project was created to improve the safety and accuracy of pulse oximeters in all populations.

We recognize that many teams and sectors around the world are working on these issues and hope to build a Collaborators’ Community of stakeholders from diverse disciplines, geographies, industries, viewpoints and populations, to prevent duplication of efforts, share knowledge, and accelerate progress. This process began in August 2022, and in January 2024 our Collaborative Community has been recognized by the FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

For more information about our Collaborative Community, please review the charter here.

Membership in the Collaborative Community is open to all stakeholders, including individuals and organizations takes minutes t complete this short form to sign up.

You may also view our Individual Members List  and our Institutional Members List

A list of organizational members is coming soon.

Membership

Both individuals and organizations are welcome to join, and membership is free. Please review the charter and sign-up via the link below.

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Events

Here you can find past Open Oximetry events as well as other initiatives' events that we've been following.

Upcoming Events

PATH and the Open Oximetry Project, with support from Unitaid, are hosting a stakeholder consultation on improving access to pulse oximeters that work effectively across all skin tones in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, 4 June 2024.

The stakeholder consultation will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including international health agencies, regulatory authorities, regional bodies, and country representatives to strengthen ongoing efforts under the Tools for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (TIMCI) initiative.

The meeting seeks to review milestones and explore future directions in pulse oximeter research; address gaps to improve access to quality devices in low and middle-income countries (LMICs); gain insight into upcoming regulatory changes for pulse oximeters, and strengthen collaboration between partners.

Location: PATH Office, Rue de Varembé 7, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

Format: In-person with an option for online participation (registration required)

 

 

Prior Collaborative Community Meetings
  • October 12, 2023 – Open Oximetry Project Collaborators Forum Meeting (Recording | Agenda & Minutes) – The purpose of this meeting was to provide updates on emerging evidence and upcoming regulatory changes to improve pulse oximetry performance and equity.

 

 

 

Other Meetings (Prior)
  • March 14, 2024 – The Use of Race and Ethnicity in Biomedical Research – Meeting 4 – Virtual meeting of the the Committee on the Use of Race and Ethnicity in Biomedical Research.
  • February 2, 2024 – FDA Public Advisory Committee Meetings on Pulse Oximeters – Virtual meeting of the CDRH Anesthesiology and Respiratory Therapy Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee (Agenda | Webcast Link | Executive Summary | More info)
  • January 31, 2024 – The Use of Race and Ethnicity in Biomedical Research – Meeting 3 – Virtual meeting of the the Committee on the Use of Race and Ethnicity in Biomedical Research (Agenda | Link to event)
  • November 29-30, 2023 – Workshop to Enhance Clinical Study Diversity – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in collaboration with the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), convened a public workshop to solicit input on increasing the enrollment of historically underrepresented populations in clinical studies and encouraged clinical study participation that reflects the prevalence of the disease or condition among demographic subgroups.
  • 2022 – 50 years after pulse oximetry was invented – SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics Webinar Series
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