Masimo Announces Full Market Release of Stork™ Smart Home Baby Monitor

August 23, 2023

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), a global leader in noninvasive monitoring technologies, today announced the full U.S. market release of the Stork smart home baby monitoring system. Stork Vitals+, Vitals, and Camera combinations are now available for purchase online at www.MasimoStork.com and on shelves at major retailers including Best Buy and specialty retailers including Babylist.

Masimo Stork™ (Photo: Business Wire)

Masimo Stork™ (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are delighted to bring Masimo Stork to parents and caregivers in the United States,” said Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo. “With the launch of Stork, parents for the first time can have access to a technology originally developed for the most challenging patients in hospitals, with a user interface that is a simple and easy-to-use app on a phone.”

The Stork smart home baby monitor represents a significant advancement in smart baby monitoring technology, providing parents and caregivers a continuous and accurate view of their baby’s health data. Leveraging Masimo’s revolutionary noninvasive hospital neonate monitoring technologies, Stork offers a range of innovative features, including:

  • Continuous tracking of health data: Stork’s noninvasive sensing technology has been used by hospitals for more than 25 years and today monitors over 10 million babies around the world each year.1 Stork tracks health data such as pulse rate, oxygen saturation (SpO2), and temperature, helping give parents greater awareness of their baby.
  • 2K quad high-definition (QHD) capable video: With crystal-clear video and audio streaming capabilities, parents can keep a close eye on their baby from anywhere, at any time, through the companion smartphone app.
  • Parent-tested mobile app: The Stork app’s user-friendly interface allows parents to customize room condition alerts, view historical data, and receive notifications about the sensor’s status.
  • Secure and encrypted connectivity: With its hospital roots, Masimo prioritizes the security and privacy of its users. The Stork baby monitor features AES-256 bit encryption to safeguard sensitive data.

The Masimo Stork baby monitor system is comprised of several components and is available in multiple configurations. Masimo Stork Vitals+, the flagship solution, consists of a boot with sensor, video camera, and mobile app. The boot is made from an ultra-soft, comfortable medical-grade silicone that conforms gently to the baby’s foot and comes in three sizes to ensure a good fit and to accommodate babies up to 18 months old. The sensors embedded in the Stork boot are the product of meticulous engineering, harnessing Masimo’s decades of expertise in newborn monitoring to accurately and dependably detect babies’ pulse rate, SpO2, and temperature.

Stork’s high-resolution camera provides outstanding nighttime vision and offers high-quality two-way audio through the camera, letting parents hear and talk to their babies as if they were right next to them. The camera is also equipped with room condition monitoring to accurately report room temperature and humidity. All components are connected to the Masimo Stork app, which allows parents to see their baby’s monitoring data, view summaries of averages and trends, and share photos with others. Stork has been designed to open up many more incredible features, to be made available in the future, some for free and some for additional cost.

For consumers who do not require streaming video or want to extend baby tracking outside the home, the Stork Vitals solution replaces the camera with a health hub which connects the Stork boot and sensor to the Stork App, while still allowing parents to hear their baby and monitor room conditions.

Masimo Stork is an ideal gift for new and expecting parents, for baby showers, or as a thoughtful gesture for those who want to track health data to get to know their baby better. The Masimo Stork system ranges from $249 to $549 USD.

Masimo Stork is not sold as a medical device and should not be used for medical purposes.

For more information, visit http://www.MasimoStork.com/.

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About Masimo

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global medical technology company that develops and produces a wide array of industry-leading monitoring technologies, including innovative measurements, sensors, patient monitors, and automation and connectivity solutions. In addition, Masimo Consumer Audio is home to eight legendary audio brands, including Bowers & Wilkins, Denon, Marantz, and Polk Audio. Our mission is to improve life, improve patient outcomes, and reduce the cost of care. Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, introduced in 1995, has been shown in over 100 independent and objective studies to outperform other pulse oximetry technologies.2 Masimo SET® has also been shown to help clinicians reduce severe retinopathy of prematurity in neonates,3 improve CCHD screening in newborns4 and, when used for continuous monitoring with Masimo Patient SafetyNet™ in post-surgical wards, reduce rapid response team activations, ICU transfers, and costs.5-8 Masimo SET® is estimated to be used on more than 200 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world,9 and is the primary pulse oximetry at 9 of the top 10 hospitals as ranked in the 2022-23 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll.10 In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), Pleth Variability Index (PVi®), RPVi™ (rainbow® PVi), and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi™). In 2013, Masimo introduced the Root® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform, built from the ground up to be as flexible and expandable as possible to facilitate the addition of other Masimo and third-party monitoring technologies; key Masimo additions include Next Generation SedLine® Brain Function Monitoring, O3® Regional Oximetry, and ISA™ Capnography with NomoLine® sampling lines. Masimo’s family of continuous and spot-check monitoring Pulse CO-Oximeters® includes devices designed for use in a variety of clinical and non-clinical scenarios, including tetherless, wearable technology, such as Radius-7®, Radius PPG®, and Radius VSM™, portable devices like Rad-67®, fingertip pulse oximeters like MightySat® Rx, and devices available for use both in the hospital and at home, such as Rad-97®. Masimo hospital and home automation and connectivity solutions are centered around the Masimo Hospital Automation™ platform, and include Iris® Gateway, iSirona™, Patient SafetyNet, Replica®, Halo ION®, UniView®, UniView :60™, and Masimo SafetyNet®. Its growing portfolio of health and wellness solutions includes Radius Tº®, Masimo W1™, and Masimo Stork™. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com. Published clinical studies on Masimo products can be found at www.masimo.com/evidence/featured-studies/feature/.

ORi and RPVi have not received FDA 510(k) clearance and are not available for sale in the United States. The use of the trademark Patient SafetyNet is under license from University HealthSystem Consortium.

References

  1. Estimate: Masimo data on file.
  2. Published clinical studies on pulse oximetry and the benefits of Masimo SET® can be found on our website at http://www.masimo.com. Comparative studies include independent and objective studies which are comprised of abstracts presented at scientific meetings and peer-reviewed journal articles.
  3. Castillo A et al. Prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Preterm Infants through Changes in Clinical Practice and SpO2 Technology. Acta Paediatr. 2011 Feb;100(2):188-92.
  4. de-Wahl Granelli A et al. Impact of pulse oximetry screening on the detection of duct dependent congenital heart disease: a Swedish prospective screening study in 39,821 newborns. BMJ. 2009;Jan 8;338.
  5. Taenzer A et al. Impact of pulse oximetry surveillance on rescue events and intensive care unit transfers: a before-and-after concurrence study. Anesthesiology. 2010:112(2):282-287.
  6. Taenzer A et al. Postoperative Monitoring – The Dartmouth Experience. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter. Spring-Summer 2012.
  7. McGrath S et al. Surveillance Monitoring Management for General Care Units: Strategy, Design, and Implementation. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2016 Jul;42(7):293-302.
  8. McGrath S et al. Inpatient Respiratory Arrest Associated With Sedative and Analgesic Medications: Impact of Continuous Monitoring on Patient Mortality and Severe Morbidity. J Patient Saf. 2020 14 Mar. DOI: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000696.
  9. Estimate: Masimo data on file.
  10. http://health.usnews.com/health-care/best-hospitals/articles/best-hospitals-honor-roll-and-overview.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the potential effectiveness of Masimo Stork™. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions regarding the repeatability of clinical results; risks related to our belief that Masimo's unique noninvasive measurement technologies, including Masimo Stork, contribute to positive clinical outcomes and patient safety; risks related to our belief that Masimo noninvasive medical breakthroughs provide cost-effective solutions and unique advantages; risks related to COVID-19; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.

Masimo
Evan Lamb
949-396-3376
elamb@masimo.com

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