Products & Technology
The expo floor at Medtrade Spring 2017 pays off big in terms of new product offerings
- By Sydny Shepard
- Mar 01, 2017
HME providers attending this year’s installment of Medtrade
Spring will be singing “Viva Las Vegas,” thanks to the jackpot of
products being showcased on the expo floor.
Slated for Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Mandalay Convention Center
in Nevada’s home of the high rollers, this year’s Medtrade Spring features
product and service offerings from nearly 200 companies. Doors to the
show’s expo open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 28 and close at 1 p.m. on March 1,
with everything from aids to daily living to complex rehab technology on
display during that time.
Back again is the expo’s New Product Pavilion that features a dozen
specially selected items from the show. Also feature is the expo’s Ideas in
Caretail: Point-of-Purchase & Small Spaces, which lets providers browse
various point of sale displays and other displays available from vendors
that help providers with small showrooms still maximize their retail sales.
Suffice it to say that attendees at the show will strike it rich when it
comes to learning about new HME inventory items. To give you a taste
of what’s available at this year’s show, here’s a small sampling of some of
Medtrade Spring 2017’s hot products:
Elevates independence and social confidence
The Jazzy Air is a new era in power mobility
– it’s social mobility. Whether at home or on
the town, the Jazzy Air elevates independence
and social confidence. The Jazzy Air
features the elegance of
10” of seat elevation
while driving to allow
access and social interaction.
With a top speed of 4.1 mph,
Active-Trac suspension, integrated
LED lighting and ultracomfort
seating, the Jazzy Air gets
you where you need to go in refined
style. The exclusive one-touch “Air”
button, allows driving up to 3.5
mph while elevated, with
added stability technology
providing the heights
wished to sustain your
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
Booth No. 907
Oxygen solution that lightweight and portable
The NEW GCE Zen-O lite is your ideal lightweight,
portable oxygen solution. Weighing only 5.5 lbs., the
Zen-O lite produces
1050ml of oxygen per
minute and provides
Pulse oxygen settings
of 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5,
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0.
Zen-O lite’s Pulse
oxygen delivery is rate
responsive and maintains
the oxygen bolus
size as the patient’s
breath rate increases.
Zen-O lite provides a
low total cost of ownership
with field replaceable
sieve beds and easy serviceability.
Booth No. 962
Data entry designed with healthcare in mind
Medforce’s SignCenter was designed with healthcare
in mind. No more having to jump between programs
and duplicate data
gives you everything
you need at the
touch of a button,
to allow you to
control the signing
notify signers by
email or have them sign in person,
mark up tools that go beyond signatures and cloudbased
disaster preparedness. SignCenter is HIPAA
compliant and is secure in transit and at rest.
Booth No. 710
Creates the ability to stay active longer
CAIRE Inc. put the spotlight on the improvements
made to the AirSep® FreeStyle® and FreeStyle®
5 portable oxygen concentrators at Medtrade Spring.
Introduced to the market in July, the newly updated
model now features a redesigned, robust, metal power
supply connector with no pins to align and no release
button to press. Also, a new, front-loading, userreplaceable
battery and improved battery life gives the
user the ability to stay active longer. Batteries can be
swapped easily on the go and the unit’s battery life has
been increased to 3.5 hours at setting 2.
Booth No. 713
Transport mobility devices with confidence
HAULWAY lift allows you to transport your scooter
or power chair on the rear of your vehicle safely and
efficiently, whether it is across town or on the highway.
With easy-to-use features, the HAULWAY takes the
worry out of transporting your mobility device with
the turn of a key. Each model is simple to install and
features a durable and dependable design.
Booth No. 615
Efficient solution to accessibility needs
The PATHWAY 3G Modular Access System provides
the safest, fastest, and most efficient solution to your
accessibility needs. Its unique features, including
universal components and interchangeable surface
and handrail options, make it an excellent choice when
your residential access requirements extend beyond
the scope of a portable ramp. Durable, dependable
and American made, the PATHWAY 3G officers customizable
solutions to suit the functional and aesthetic
requirements of your home.
Booth No. 615
Solution that offers dignified bathroom safety
EZ-ACCESS’ TILT is a patented toilet lift solution that
offers dignified bathroom safety and lifts to your
natural body movement. The unit is lightweight, but
strong and easy to install. It offers great stability, as
the TILT attaches to directly to the bowl, rather than
pushing the unit over the commode. Arms remain at a
constant positioning angle, which keeps the elbow of
the user slightly bent to maximize their ideal strength
position in order to exit the seat.
Booth No. 615
Small and quiet stationary concentrator
The Cirrus 5 is one of the smallest and quietest
stationary concentrators available in the market.
Oxygen purity sensor is standard with every unit. It is
easy to use, provides up to 5 LPM of continuous, therapeutic
oxygen and is virtually maintenance free. It is
designed to operate in the most challenging environments
and provide years of reliable continuous oxygen.
3b Medical, Inc.
Booth No. 1034
Reduce risk of oxygen-aided fires
Help improve patient safety by reducing the risk of
oxygen-aided fires with the Firesafe Cannula Valve
and Nozzle. The products work to automatically stop
the flow of oxygen in the event that the downstream
oxygen tubing is ignited. The unit can be installed in
seconds and offers a cost-effective solution to lower
the risk of serious patient injury no matter what method
of oxygen delivery they use.
Sunset Healthcare Solutions
Booth No. 943
Software to manage entire HME operation
QS/1’s SystemOne HME
Management software helps
manage your entire HME operation.
It provides power and flexibility
while keeping costs low. Web-based or installed, it speeds claims, controls
accounts receivable and sales and rental inventories. Built-in tools simplify Medicare
Part B compliance documentation and it is fully integrated with QS/1’s Pharmacy
Management Systems, IIAS/SIGIS-certified Point-of-Sale and Interactive Voice
Booth No. 653
Gain a competitive edge
DME Specialists help with basic
repairs, trouble-shooting and home
inspections for DME products,
including oxygen, transfer systems,
enteric supplies and wound care.
The advantages include the ability
to differentiate yourself from others,
prove professional competency and increase customer satisfaction. You can become
a CDME by meeting eligibility requirements or having a high school diploma and 500
hours of DME experience, then applying for and passing the DME Specialist exam.
Board of Certification/Accreditation
Booth No. 1114
Designed to improve comfort
The AirFit N20 and AirFit F20 feature ResMed’s
innovative new InfinitySeal silicone cushion that
adapts to the unique facial contours of each patient
to increase comfort, improve fit and reduce leakage
for maximum treatment efficacy. Hard-to-fit masks
affect sleep specialists and patients alike, so with
the new AirFit 20 series, ResMed has taken one of
its most popular mask features – magnetic clips,
which make the headgear easier to get on and off –
and introduced them on its full face model.
Booth No. 1115
Noble*Direct v11 Offers New Features:
Noble*Direct v11 is the latest update
in the well-known DME/HME Practice
Management software and emphasizes
productivity and maximizing profits.
Offering a complete solution from enrollment,
audit tools, inventory and document
management, features in the new version
include integrated flow control; enhanced
security; multiple lines of business; point of sale/inventory; customized documents;
personalized home screen; patient eligibility; and Microsoft SQL.
Noble House Funding Corp.
Booth No. 1142
This article originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of HME Business.
About the Author
Sydny Shepard is the Products Editor for HME Business and Mobility Management and can be reached via email at SShepard@1105media.com. Sydny Shepard is a 2015 graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she majored in journalism, public relations and new media with a concentration in marketing and management. She has worked with several for-profit and non-profit organizations to increase brand awareness through no-cost marketing tactics.