The best-selling watch in the world, the Apple Watch, is experiencing a difficult situation in the United States. The court decision effectively stopped the marketing of the latest models of the 9 Series and the Ultra 2. However, the Cupertino company is not giving up and announces that it wants to take “all measures” to resume their sales.
The recall of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 follows a recent decision by the ITC, the US International Trade Commission. In October 2023, the organization ruled in favor of Masimo, who filed a lawsuit against Apple for patent infringement on blood oxygenation (SpO2) technology using a red light emitting optical sensor.
Non-invasive monitoring technology for patients
The Cupertino company responded to this court decision to the 9to5Mac media by announcing the withdrawal of the mentioned models across the Atlantic from December 21, 2023 at 9 p.m. The ITC order also prohibits their import after December 25.
In addition, Apple will file an appeal with the United States Federal Court of Appeals on December 26.
Masimo Corporation is a medical healthcare company that has been developing and manufacturing non-invasive patient monitoring technologies for over 30 years. The company is known for its innovative solutions in the field of pulse oximetry, a method used to monitor the oxygen saturation of a patient’s blood. Masimo Signal Extraction Technology (SET) is particularly known for its accuracy and reliability when measuring oxygen levels in challenging conditions such as movement and reduced perfusion.
In addition to pulse oximetry, Masimo has expanded its portfolio with a range of monitoring devices and sensors that address various aspects of patient care. This includes devices that monitor parameters such as heart rate, respiratory rate, carbon monoxide level, and more.
Masimo technology is widely used in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities to improve patient monitoring and improve clinical outcomes. The company continues to innovate and develop new technologies to advance medical care and monitoring.
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