Oxygen

The market for oxygen therapy has grown immensely over the past decade, with nearly 1.5 million people relying on supplemental oxygen to address their medical needs. While tank delivery of oxygen remains a viable market for HME providers, patients want to continue carrying out their daily routines and need a product that allows them to stay on the go. That’s where portable oxygen concentrators, and the companies who maintain the machines, step in.

In just the past few years, portable oxygen concentrators have begun to reflect the rapidly changing technology becoming available to HME providers and their patients. Rather than waiting for maintenance issues to occur on their machines, providers increasingly have the ability to remotely monitor oxygen output, battery life and more through online platforms. Now, companies are expanding wireless connectivity to POCs in the hopes of making 24/7 monitoring possible for more patients.

At the same time, manufacturers are focused on making the machines lighter and sleeker for patients who want POCs to blend in with the rest of their belongings. The demand is high for machines that can provide the right mix of portability, battery life and tank capacity to fit patient lifestyles. If an HME provider can guarantee all three, they can see revenue growth in this key area. Here is a sampling of the latest products and services to hit the oxygen therapy market:


Breas USA

Xpac

Xpac

Extended-life batteries prolong the battery life of Vivo ventilators

Breas Medical USA’s Xpac extended-life battery for its Vivo line of ventilators to enhance patient mobility. The Xpac boosts the battery life of the Breas Vivo 50 and Vivo 65 by 12 hours and the Vivo 45 LS by 18 hours. That means the ultra-compact and lightweight Vivo 45 LS can now run 25.5 hours off the grid with the Xpac. The Xpac consists of two lithium-ion batteries, which can be easily removed and replaced by the user. Its LED display shows the health of each battery, so you know when it is time to renew them. In addition, Xpac’s batteries only take four hours to charge to full capacity.

  • (844) 848-6872

CAIRE Inc.

FreeStyle Comfort

FreeStyle Comfort

Lightweight, portable oxygen concentrator includes telehealth connectivity

The award-winning FreeStyle Comfort is a lightweight, ergonomic portable oxygen concentrator ideal for oxygen users seeking comfortable and convenient oxygen delivery as they engage in a more active lifestyle. Smart O2 technology features on the FreeStyle Comfort ensure optimal therapeutic oxygen delivery with each breath. Also, connectivity to the myCAIRE telehealth solution helps provide top-tier care for oxygen users with greater efficiency.

  • (800) 874-0202

Responsive Respiratory Inc.

floor display for boost oxygen

Floor Display for Boost Oxygen

RRI releases showroom display for Boost Oxygen

Responsive Respiratory’s (RRI) floor display for Boost Oxygen supplementary oxygen products, which it recently began distributing, aims to give providers an eye‚Äźcatching tool to drive cash sales during the holiday season. Tinted in Boost Oxygen’s green color, the corrugated floor stand can be quickly assembled. It is sold as a kit with 30 large, 10 Liter natural scent canisters and ships in a single carton. The display holds both the 10 Liter large canisters and the 5 Liter medium. RRI stocks Boost Oxygen for immediate shipment from its central U.S. warehouse.

  • (866) 333-4030

Breas USA

Vivo 45 LS

Vivo 45 LS

Scaled-down ventilator offers wide range of care applications

The Vivo 45 LS, one of the smallest Life Support ventilators available, provides invasive and non-invasive ventilatory support in home, post-acute and hospital applications for patients greater than 5 kg (11 lbs.). Designed for patient independence and mobility with an ultra-small footprint, it also features comfortable eSync trigger technology plus ultra-quiet operation. It also provides etCO2, SpO2, FiO2 and PtCO2 monitoring and remote connectivity with the cloud-based EveryWare by Breas application.

  • (844) 848-6872

Nonin Medical, Inc.

7500 Pulse Oximeter and the WristOx2 Model 3150

7500 Pulse Oximeter

Non-invasive tabletop pulse oximeter is designed for homecare use

The 7500 Pulse Oximeter and the WristOx2 Model 3150 with USB Wrist-Worn Pulse Oximeter. The 7500 is a portable tabletop device features hybrid averaging to identify true desaturations and minimize nuisance alarms. The 3150 with USB is a wrist-worn solution whose applications include overnight oximetry studies, six-minute walk tests, and homecare use.

  • 800-356-8874

CAIRE Inc.

NewLife Intensity 10 Dual Flow Stationary Oxygen Concentrator

NewLife Intensity 10 Dual Flow Stationary Oxygen Concentrator

Stationary oxygen concentrator serves two users at once

The NewLife Intensity 10 Dual Flow Stationary Oxygen Concentrator is designed for long-term care facilities. Offering continuous flow settings up to 10 LPM, the dual flow ports let this unit serve two users at once from a single concentrator. With an outlet pressure of 20 PSI, this SOC can support up to 200 feet of oxygen tubing and specialty applications. It requires low maintenance and is backed by a comprehensive warranty.

  • (800) 874-0202

ABM Respiratory Care

BiWaze Cough

BiWaze Cough

Respiratory system combines therapies to clear lungs

BiWaze Cough is a respiratory therapy system that combines multiple therapies of assisted cough and lung expansion along with high-frequency oscillation. BiWaze Cough breaks up and then removes mucus from the lungs by applying positive air pressure (inhale) to the airway and then rapidly shifting to negative air pressure (exhale). After exhale, the pause phase allows the patient to rest before the next cough cycle. BiWaze Cough can provide positive pressure during the pause phase creating a higher mean airway pressure, increasing the Functional Residual Capacity post exhale and providing a more comfortable therapy for the patient.


    Belluscura

    X-PLOR portable oxygen concentrator featuring ModulAir technology

    X-PLOR portable oxygen concentrator

    Portable oxygen concentrator with app lets patients track breath rate, oxygen use, pulse volume and more

    The X-PLOR portable oxygen concentrator features ModulAir technology and an Airgonomical design that makes it lightweight, compact, and able to generate more oxygen by weight than any device in its class. Now with the Nomad Biometrics App, the X-PLOR lets patients can track their breath rate, oxygen usage, pulse volume, battery life, and more. Patients can share this data with their healthcare provider or caregiver.


      Rhythm Healthcare

      P2-E6 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

      P2-E6 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

      POC offers six flow settings and travel features

      The new P2-E6 Portable Oxygen Concentrator from Rhythm Healthcare features six flow settings, up to 5.4 hours of battery life and weighs 4.7 lbs. Users can charge a backup battery while the device is in use, with a charging time of 2.5 hours. For traveling, the POC meets all FAA restrictions and includes and AC/DC car charger.


        Encore Healthcare

        Encore Healthcare

        Nexus

        New service offers 'ventilator management in a box'

        Encore Healthcare’s new Nexus program helps HME providers manage ventilator compliance and outcomes using its Nexus software and companion TeleRespiratory Services. The system manages symptoms, tracks disease progression, reduces re-admissions, manages medications, and has a proven track record of growing HME ventilator market share. The service is a response to the struggle HME providers are facing with the shortage of RTs and the need for clinical oversight in their ventilator management models.

        • (877) 853-2931

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