USA Luge has agreed a one-year deal with pulse oximeter manufacturer Zacurate ©USA Luge

USA Luge has announced a one-year partnership with pulse oximeter manufacturer Zacurate in a bid to boost performances ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

The company is set to supply USA Luge with 35 of its 500E Premium fingertip pulse oximeters.

USA Luge says the oximeters - the "most accurate" on the market - will provide "critical data before and after workouts and exercise".

The device measures blood oxygen saturation level and pulse rate.

Matt Oakes, head trainer for the USA national team, believes the data will be crucial ahead of Beijing 2022.

"Partnering with Zacurate helps the sports medicine staff at USA Luge in two critical areas," Oakes said.

USA Luge is aiming to improve performances ahead of Beijing 2022 ©Getty Images
USA Luge is aiming to improve performances ahead of Beijing 2022 ©Getty Images

"The fingertip monitors provide an easy and accurate way to track the health of our athletes and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Additionally, the data also helps inform the team's overall performance decisions as we move toward the upcoming season, critical to our preparations for the Games in 2022."

Leon Lim, founder and chief executive of Zacurate, added: "The staff at Zacurate is very happy to assist USA Luge’s efforts for continued excellence.

"We know that this is a crucial season for the luge team as they seek to improve their performances in the run-up to Beijing.

"Beyond supplying our oximeters, we stand ready to provide any help they might need to maximize the use of our products.

"We wish them great health and fast sliding."