Updated on March 11, 2024


Created on August 7, 2017

CoSense ETCO Monitor

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The CoSense® ETCO Monitor uses Sensalyze™ Technology which automates non-invasive detection of infant’s blood pressure through the breath.

Developed By
  1. Capnia
Content Partners
  1. World Health Organization (WHO)


Product Description

The CoSense® ETCO Monitor uses Sensalyze Technology which uses a small tube to collect the breath sample to be fed into the monitor to project the reading. The device works with normal breathing and takes 30 seconds to record. The monitor displays the results in 3-4 minutes.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Capnia, Inc. and Healthware Private Limited (in India)

Manufacturing/Building Method


Intellectural Property Type

Select Type

User Provision Model

Waiting for response from the manufacturer

Distributions to Date Status



Tubing and battery for monitor

Power Supply Type

Battery-powered or direct

Indispensable equipment for function


Maintenance or calibration required by user at time of use?


Design Specifications

The CoSense® ETCO Monitor uses Sensalyze Technology which enables the health practitioners to examine the blood pressure of an infant using non-invasive procedure. The device uses a breath sample as the patient breathes normally (typically in about 30 seconds). Once the monitor obtains a breath sample, the Precision Sampling Set can be removed from the patient. The monitor displays the results in about three to four minutes.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by manufacturer

Replacement Components

Replaceable components include the battery.



Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The designer specified performance targets include portable, accurate, and accessible with a non-invasive procedure.

Vetted Performance Status

Testing proved linear correlation CoSense®ETCO and COHb indicating accurate detection of hemolysis.


Users must take appropriate precautions when collecting the breath sample suing tubing in the nostrils.

Complementary Technical Systems

A reliable power source is required for the operation of the monitor.

Academic Research and References

Amin, R. S., Carroll, J. L., Jeffries, J. L., Grone, C., Bean, J. A., Chini, B., … & Daniels, S. R. (2004). Twenty-four–hour ambulatory blood pressure in children with sleep-disordered breathingAmerican journal of respiratory and critical care medicine169(8), 950-956.

Ramsey, M. (1991). Blood pressure monitoring: automated oscillometric devices. Journal of clinical monitoring7(1), 56-67.

Capnia. “Capnia Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement for CoSense® End-Tidal Carbon Monoxide Monitor in India.” Soleno Therapeutics Inc., 2016.

Capnia. “Capnia Granted Orphan Designation for Nasal CO2 for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia.” Soleno Therapeutics Inc., 2015.

Capnia. “Capnia Presentation” Soleno Therapeutics Inc., 2015. 

Compliance with regulations

CoSense has 510(k) clearance for sale in the U.S. and has received CE Mark certification for sale in the European Union.

Evaluation methods

Multiple clinical trials for the treatment of allergies as well as pain conditions (such as migraine) have been completed using this technology.

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