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Kimani C. Toussaint, Jr., Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2021
For outstanding contributions to biomedical engineering using both novel photonic materials and optical imaging systems.

When it comes to darker skin, pulse oximeters fall short

Via NPR | July 11, 2022

Over the past two years, the pulse oximeter has become a crucial tool for tracking the health of COVID-19 patients.

The small device clips onto a finger and measures the amount of oxygen in a patient’s blood. But a growing body of evidence shows the device can be inaccurate when measuring oxygen levels in people with dark skin tones.

A study published on Monday only adds to this concern.

Researchers analyzing pre-pandemic health data also find those measurements resulted in patients of color receiving less supplemental oxygen than white patients did… Continue reading.

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Dr. Kimani Toussaint to be inducted into medical and biological engineering elite

Via AIMBE | February 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Kimani C. Toussaint, Jr., Ph.D., to its College of Fellows. Dr. Toussaint was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to biomedical engineering using both novel photonic materials and optical imaging systems.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences… Continue reading.

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