Oximon is a very simple command line tool to record data from pulse oximeters. It has been tested with a CMS-50E but should work with any CMS-50x. The textual output of Oximon can then be used by gnuplot to produce graphical visualisation.

gnuplot sample result


Oximon is dependent on pySerial for communicating with the pulse oximeter by USB.

To install Oximon from source:

$ git clone git://github.com/vinc/oximon.git
$ cd oximon
$ sudo python setup.py install


To use Oximon, run it from the command line with the correct serial port:

$ oximon --port /dev/ttyUSB0 
#date   heart rate  oxygen saturation
2012-01-03 07:22:14.951777  54  97
2012-01-03 07:22:15.499333  54  97
2012-01-03 07:22:16.534203  54  97
2012-01-03 07:22:17.870198  54  97
2012-01-03 07:22:19.073182  54  97
2012-01-03 07:22:20.392127  54  97

Helper scripts are provided in ./scripts for recording a session and generating a graphical visualization with gnuplot.



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