Oxygen

In the United States alone, an estimated 1.5 million people rely on supplemental oxygen in their daily lives, and HME businesses are ideally positioned to meet this need. There are, generally, two ways for HME providers to do this, either through a tank-delivery system or providing portable oxygen devices.

Product trends suggest a higher patient demand for portable oxygen devices (POC). POCs give patients the freedom to live a more active lifestyle, independent from the home and healthcare facilities, which ultimately helps to improve patients’ overall well-being. Suppliers continue to find ways to increase portability by boosting battery life, expanding the possibilities for connectivity between devices and smartphones and reducing device weight without losing tank capacity.

Tank delivery still has a place in the market, but providers who only deal in the tank-delivery business might be missing out on an opportunity to expand sales and tap into a new customer base. Whether you are a POC business or tank-delivery business looking to expand or transition into a new model, it is important to keep up-to-date on the wide-range of POCs available and what each has to offer customers in the way of portability. Here is a selection of POC devices and accessories currently on the market:


3B Medical Inc

Cirrus 5 Stationary Oxygen Concentrator

Cirrus 5 Stationary Oxygen Concentrator

3B Medical Debuts Second Generation Cirrus 5

3B Medical Inc. has unveiled the second generation design of the Cirrus 5 Stationary Oxygen Concentrator. The new Cirrus 5 features a new and improved carrying handle; an oxygen outlet port that has been upgraded from plastic to stainless steel; the addition of power cord retention features that remove possibility of accidental power disconnect; and a new, lighter color that incorporates fingerprint resistant finish.

  • (863) 226-6285

Invacare

Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator

Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator

New POC weathers everyday life — even when everyday life gets a little wet

Invacare Corp. has launched a new portable oxygen concentrator, the Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator, which is designed to be water resistant, rugged, and simple to use. To ensure water resistance, the POC includes downward facing ports and vents; reinforced battery door seals; and integrated drainage channels built into the carrying bag. The POC meets IP22 water resistance standard for exposure up to 10 minutes. Reinforced bumpers, an encapsulated compressor and latch free doors dissipate shock, and high-grade tubing combined with dual intakes and exhausts maximize heat dissipation, allowing the POC to function in varying temperatures and conditions.

  • (800) 333-6900

BIOCORP

Inspair

Inspair

Sensor to convert inhalers into connected devices

The Inspair smart sensor converts pressurized metered dose inhalers into connected devices that can record data related to the inhalations to help patients with Asthma or COPD improve management of their treatment. The system automatically records data related to daily inhalations, ensures the right preparation of the canister (shake before usage), assesses the coordination of actuation with inhalation (“hand-mouth” coordination) and also provides with useful guidance throughout the inhalation steps. This assists therapeutic education, which lowers hospital admissions, reduces the frequency of attacks, and improves the patient’s daily comfort.


    GCE Group

    Zen-O Portable Oxygen Concentrator

    Zen-O Portable Oxygen Concentrator

    New POC for the U.S. Market Features Small Form Factor

    The Zen-O Portable Oxygen Concentrator provides up to 2LPM of continuous flow oxygen as well as 6 Pulse Flow settings to ensure appropriate clinical levels of oxygen for ambulatory patients. The Zen-O also features field replaceable sieve beds for lower total cost of operation for the home oxygen provider. The Zen-O is a small, 10 lb. device that can be carried in a shoulder bag or in a wheeled cart.

    • (888) 659-2102

    ResMed

    AirView

    AirView

    Life support Ventilators Join Remote Patient Monitoring Network

    ResMed has brought cloud connectivity and its remote patient monitoring software – AirView – to its Astral life support ventilators. Cloud connectivity enables physicians and HMEs to access key patient data in the cloud to better manage and improve the outcomes of patients using life support ventilators at home. ResMed’s network is secure and HIPAA compliant. Clinicians have the option of accessing patient data via AirView or through the Res Med Data Exchange, where they may integrate their own electronic medical records system with AirView.

    • (877) 242-1703

    CAIRE Inc.

    AirSep FreeStyle and FreeStyle 5

    Caire Unveils Redesigned FreeStyle POC

    CAIRE Inc., a Chart Industries company, has redesigned its AirSep FreeStyle and FreeStyle 5 portable oxygen concentrators with several new enhancements: the power supply connections to feature a sturdy metal connector with no pins to align and no release button to press. A new, front-loading, user-replaceable battery and improved battery life will help users stay active longer and offers increased convenience. The batteries still re-charge on AC or DC, or by utilizing an optional desktop charger, and now have a built-in gauge that can alert the user to its total charge available before use. In the looks department, the POCs have received a new color palette of light grey with blue accents. The black carrying bag includes a pouch for an additional battery and a new bottom loading zipper enclosure.

    • (800) 874-0202

    Breathe

    Contec

    Contec

    Oximetry Testing Facility's Software Supports New Pulse Oximeter

    Independent diagnostic testing facility Breathe LLC’s oximetry software platform now supports the Contec (VPOD Ultra) pulse oximeter. The software enhancement aims to give HME providers more options when it comes to choosing their IDTF. Breathe’s patent pending technology is designed to help HME providers be more productive and focus on generating increased sales.

    • (816) 960-3510

    Responsive Respiratory Inc.

    Responsive Respiratory Catalog

    Responsive Respiratory Catalog

    Comprehensive 2016 Oxygen Equipment Catalog

    Oxygen equipment maker Responsive Respiratory Inc.’s new 2016 catalog includes conservers, regulators and cases, carts, racks, cylinders and accessory items. The full color, glossy booklet highlights RRI’s expanded cylinder cart and rack offerings, specifically its modular warehouse and industrial lines. The 2016 catalog also showcases Responsive Respiratory’s expanded Private Logo Program customization service, which features low minimums and a 48‐hour shipping window after sample approval.

    • (866) 333-4030

    Breathe

    Oximetry Software

    Oximetry Testing Facility’s Software Supports New Pulse Oximeter

    Independent diagnostic testing facility Breathe LLC’s oximetry software platform now supports the Contec (VPOD Ultra) pulse oximeter. The software enhancement aims to give HME providers more options when it comes to choosing their IDTF. Breathe’s patent pending technology is designed to help HME providers be more productive and focus on generating increased sales.

    • (816) 960-3510

    Philips Respironics

    Simply Go Mini

    Simply Go Mini

    Philips Respironics’ newest portable oxygen concentrator, the Simply Go Mini is less than half the size and weight of any other Philips Respironics POC, is designed and tested to be reliable and durable in real-world environments. Two battery options are available: a standard battery that lasts 4.5 hours, and an extended battery that typicallys lasts 9 hours.

    • (800) 659-9235

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