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Pulse Oximetry

Help Reduce Racial Bias in Medicine!

We are seeking participants for a medical research study to help develop a new pulse oximeter that is accurate for all skin tones.

Healthy adults ages 18 – 50 years are invited to participate in this study measuring oxygen supply (pulse oximetry) in a new way without racial bias. Volunteers will have optical images taken of their hand and have blood draws while breathing air with different levels of oxygen. A new noninvasive medical device will take the optical images from each volunteer’s palm.

Overall, study procedures will last around 3 hours. Upon completion you will be offered a $200 debit card. The study will also validate parking in the UW Triangle Garage.

We greatly appreciate your participation in this study that aims to improve health equity. To sign up, please complete the following online form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=W9229i_wGkSZoBYqxQYL0jXmOvSxa-RLpzAWgukoMOFURU41WUxEWEdKUjdGUFQyWVQ4TDM5MlZCUi4u&origin=QRCode

Participant Eligibility

Participants must not have heart or lung conditions, including asthma or COPD. You must not be obese, have diabetes or hypertension, smoke, drink heavily, be currently pregnant, have anemia, or have a circulation disorder.


Nick Vasicek
(206) 543-3373

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Pulse Oximetry Algorithm Training Study in Healthy Adult Volunteers

Study ID: STUDY00018712
Start Date: 11/14/2023
End Date: 04/30/2024

Kenneth Schenkman
Kevin Patel
Lori Arakaki

Accepts Healthy Volunteers?

Study Site(s)

University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake

1959 NE Pacific St Translational Research Unit, 7S
Seattle, Washington 98195


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

I am interested in this research study.