A medical worker applies a pulse oximeter on a patient. Photo: Reuters A medical worker applies a pulse oximeter on a patient. Photo: Reuters
A medical worker applies a pulse oximeter on a patient. Photo: Reuters
Britain

Britain warns coronavirus monitor devices work less well for darker-skinned people

  • The devices, clipped on to a finger, work by shining a light through a person’s skin to measure the level of oxygen in the blood
  • The NHS said ‘pulse oximeters can be less accurate for people with darker skin because they may show higher readings of the oxygen level in the blood’

Topic |   Britain
A medical worker applies a pulse oximeter on a patient. Photo: Reuters A medical worker applies a pulse oximeter on a patient. Photo: Reuters
A medical worker applies a pulse oximeter on a patient. Photo: Reuters
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