FORE-SIGHT Elite Technology

FORE‐SIGHT ELITE utilizes five wavelengths of light, and its sensor design allows the near-infrared light to penetrate up to 25 percent deeper than competitive devices.

FORE-SIGHT’s unique sensor design and extended emitter-detector spacing provides a depth-of-light penetration of 2.5 centimeters – a full half centimeter deeper than any other sensor. Studies have shown that as many as one third of adults have skin-to-grey matter distances greater than 2.0 centimeters. The limitations of NIRS technology are simple: If the signal cannot reach the brain, the device cannot monitor the brain. Are you willing to take the risk with up to a third of your patients?

FORE-SIGHT skull thickness measurement graphic
In their 2013 study, which was presented at the SCA 2013 meeting, Chyu, Hasan, Pantin, Chiricolo, and Pantin found that up to 33 percent of subjects skull thickness measurements indicated a distance between scalp and grey matter of ≥ 2.0 cm. FORE-SIGHT is the only device to offer 2.5 cm depth of penetration, reducing the likelihood of a fundamental limitation in alternative devices.

However, deeper isn’t always better. It’s important to have the right depth of penetration for the patient. FORE-SIGHT ELITE’s suite of sensors are designed to accommodate the unique anatomy of the largest adults to the tiniest neonates – and everyone in between.

Know you have the right sensor for the right patient.

Learn more about FORE-SIGHT for pediatric and neonatal applications.

No need for a pre-induction baseline – the device’s patented algorithms calibrate on the patient to account for skin pigmentation and other tissue properties. FORE-SIGHT provides realtime, absolute measurements on an easytoread display, eliminating the uncertainty of guesswork or interpretation. The absolute precision and accuracy of FORE-SIGHT technology allows clinicians to establish intervention thresholds to guide their clinical decision making similar to what they have grown accustomed to with pulse oximetry.

With FORE-SIGHT anesthesiologists enjoy absolute readouts and the accompanying confidence of knowing surgical patients are being accurately monitored in real time, so that hypoxic events have the best chance of being detected and treated immediately.