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:


OxyGo LLC

OxyGoNext

OxyGo NEXT

Providers can geo-locate concentrators, monitor patient use through online dashboard

  • Bluetooth-enabled POC offers six flow settings for patients through a mobile application.
  • Providers can use an online dashboard to monitor patient use, geo-locate machines and check battery life, and known when to perform preventative maintenance.
  • (877) 263-1167

Philips

Simply Go Mini

Simply Go Mini

Ultra-portable concentrator aims to deliver reliable performance on the go

  • Smallest and lightest concentrator offered by Philips features 5 pulse settings and fashionable bag designs
  • 5 lb. sleekly designed machine comes with lightweight and compact battery and high oxygen output for ultra-portable POC
  • (855) 223-7395

Invacare Corporation

Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator

Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator

POC offers 'remote freedom' for HME providers and patients

  • Users can control flow settings via a connected smartphone app from up to 25 feet away.
  • Providers can view diagnostics remotely using Piccolo Provider Portal.
  • Designed for easy patient use with simple, sealed interface, top-load batteries and dual intakes and exhausts to maximize heat dissipation.
  • (800) 333-6900

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

iGo2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

iGo2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

SmartDose technology on POC makes it easier for patients to trigger oxygen flow

  • POC equipped with SmartDose auto-adjusting conserver technology, giving it one of the most sensitive conserver triggers in the market.
  • Weighs less than 5 lbs. with protective overmold around plastic shell to prevent damage.
  • Battery and LCD screen controls located on top of the machine to make it easily accessible.
  • (877) 224-0946

Inogen

Inogen One G5

Inogen One G5 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

New POC innovates with high oxygen output per pound of weight

  • 4.7-lb POC has 1,260 ml of oxygen production capacity and is equipped with Inogen’s Intelligent Delivery Technology with six different flow settings.
  • Machine has one of the highest oxygen outputs per pound of weight in the POC market.
  • Battery life of up to 13 hours with optional double battery and Bluetooth connection to company app.
  • (805) 562-0611

Precision Medical

Live Active Five Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Live Active Five

Portable oxygen concentrator hopes to help customers 'live actively'

With Precision Medical’s new Live Active Five, a five-liter portable oxygen concentrator, Precision Medical says patients can now “live actively” by taking their POC as they go about their daily lives. Due to its dual-curved body, users can wear the product on their right or left hip. Its replaceable lithium ion battery offers up to 6.5 hours of life and can be fully charged in two hours. Clients can expect a straightforward user experience, as the Live Active Five has a simple LCD screen with easy-to-understand language. Battery changes are also a simple process because of convenient top access on the concentrator.

  • (800) 272-7285

GCE Healthcare

Zen-O and Zen-O lite

Zen-O

POCs help patients stay active, provider stay informed

GCE Healthcare’s Zen-O and Zen-O lite portable oxygen concentrators. give patients the increased freedom and confidence they need to live active lifestyles. Featuring Rate Responsive Therapy, the devices automatically adjust to the needs of the patient maintaining FiO2 levels as breath rate increases. In addition, GCE Healthcare features Clarity Connected Care, a remote monitoring system for the Zen-O POC. Clarity allows Home Oxygen Providers and patients to monitor their devices on any platform anywhere in the world.

  • (888) 659-2102

CAIRE Inc.

FreeStyle Comfort

FreeStyle Comfort

Portable oxygen concentrator designed for wireless connectivity, easy travel

Manufactured by CAIRE Inc., the FreeStyle Comfort is a lightweight, 5-setting pulse flow portable oxygen concentrator with wireless connectivity, proprietary sensitive breath detection features, and delivering a maximum output of up to 1050 milliliters. Weighing only 5 pounds and designed with patient comfort in mind, it has an ergonomic, curved shell, LCD display screen, and battery pack options offering up to 8 hours of charge. Operational via wall outlet power, motor vehicle power, or by rechargeable battery power, the device is designed for easy traveling and meets FAA guidelines for commercial air flights. The FreeStyle Comfort can connect to the CAIREview™ telehealth solution.

  • (800) 874-0202

Breas USA

Vivo 65

Vivo65

Vivo65 ventilator treats respiratory diseases in children and adults

The Vivo65 ventilator from Breas Medical provides continuous or intermittent ventilator support for individuals who require mechanical ventilation. It is suitable for use in hospitals, postacute care institutions and the home and is indicated for both adult and pediatric patients under 11 pounds. Due to an accurate volume delivery and responsive trigger system, the Vivo65 is a practical choice for pediatric treatment, according to the company. Its intuitive interface makes the device easy to use.

  • (844) 848-6872

ResMed

Mobi

Mobi

ResMed introduces its first portable oxygen concentrator

The Mobi, ResMed’s first POC, uses what the company has dubbed Pulse-Wave technology to deliver dosed oxygen and to adapt to changes in users’ breathing, automatically switching between active and resting modes. The Mobi also features one of the longest-lasting POC batteries with up to nine hours of battery life, and it can be charged and powered using a standard AC power outlet and. The total weight of the Mobi weighs in at 5.5 lbs. to suit active lifestyles.

  • (877) 242-1703

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