With severe sleep apnea, breathing problem may exacerbate the severity of respiratory complications and create long-term damage to the lung function of COVID-19 patients.
Belun Ring monitors your sleep apena (bAHI) and lung health (overnight pulse rate and SpO2) at home comfortably.
If you are experiencing a medical condition, please contact your doctor immediately. Be sure to tell them of any exposure you may have had to COVID-19.
To reduce your risk of contracting and/or spreading COVID-19, please follow the published guidelines from:
Frequently Asked Questions about Belun Ring and COVID-19
Based on the latest information available, here is the latest guidance on Belun Ring related to COVID-19:
Is the Belun Ring disinfected before I receive it?
Belun has strict safety protocols for handling returned medical equipment. Your health care provider follows those protocols to safely disinfect returned equipment. Please contact your health care professional if you have a concern about the test.
Is it safe for me to use the Belun device which was prescribed to another patient before?
For each Belun Ring, cleaning and disinfection procedures are provided in the service manual.
There is little information available on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on equipment surfaces. The following information is based on research on similar viruses, and preliminary information on COVID-19.
Guidelines from health authorities reinforces the need to maintain standard cleaning and disinfection procedures. Surface disinfection procedures with 70% alcohol is effective in reducing coronavirus infectivity.
If I have COVID-19, can I still send back the Belun Ring?
You should inform your equipment provider before you return the device. Your provider is trained on the procedures to safely disinfect the returned device.
How can the Belun device be disinfected?
Recommendations on disinfection processes for Belun Ring have been provided to your healthcare professionals. If you wish to clean the Belun Ring, please refer to the following steps:
- Disconnect the Ring from the Cradle, unplug the Cradle from the power adapter and turn off the display.
- Wipe the Ring and Cradle with a soft cloth moistened with 70% isopropyl alcohol.
- Dry with a soft cloth or allow it to air dry before use.
Please note: Cleaning the Belun Ring in the manner recommended does not guarantee disinfection. Please contact your health care provider if you have a concern.
Can I give the Belun Ring to a family member for testing?
Your device has been prescribed for personal use only and cannot be used by another person without following a disinfection protocol. Your family member may have a different finger size and require a Belun Ring of another size.
Will using Belun Ring help me with COVID-19?
Belun Ring is intended for collecting and storing blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and pulse rate (PR) in hospital, home and remote monitoring settings.
SpO2 is a key indicator of respiratory distress.
Further information about monitoring of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients’ oxygen saturation is discussed in the current WHO guideline (WHO/2019-nCoV/clinical/2020.4).