The racial bias in pulse oximeters

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Photo of a pulse oximeter on a finger

Pulse oximeters are little devices you clip on your finger, which shoot light into your skin to measure the percentage of oxygen in your blood.

They’re crucial tools for doctors and patients in many situations, but most notably right now in treating COVID-19 — because it’s critical to know how well lungs are getting oxygen into the blood. — Read the rest