Portable Oxygen Product Solutions

The demand is high for machines that can provide the right mix of portability, battery life and tank capacity to fit patient lifestyles.

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:

POC offers ‘remote freedom’ for HME providers and patients

Platinum Mobile Oxygen ConcentratorPlatinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator

  • 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.

Invacare Corp.
(800) 333-6900
www.invacare.com


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

OxyGoNextOxyGo NEXT

  • 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.

OxyGo
(866) 731-5417
www.oxygo.life


Online monitoring platform Clarity now available on POCs in U.S.

Zen-O Lite Portable Oxygen ConcentratorZen-O Lite Portable Oxygen Concentrator

  • Online monitoring platform Clarity Converged Care and 4G connectivity now launched on all POCs in the U.S.
  • Home oxygen providers can monitor machine 24/7 from any online device and perform predictive maintenance, viewing oxygen purity, usage history and battery life.

GCE Healthcare
(888) 659-2102
www.gcehealthcare.com


Concentrator with vacuum pressure designed for comfort, active lifestyle

Live Active Five Portable Oxygen ConcentratorLive Active Five

  • 5 lb. machine delivers up to 95.5 percent oxygen purity with more than six hours’ use per battery.
  • Utilizes vacuum pressure swing absorption (VPSA) technology to ensure each sieve bed is perfectly regenerated every cycle.
  • Dual-curved machine offers five pulse flow settings through intuitive display screen.

Precision Medical
(800) 272-7285
www.precisionmedical.com


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

Simply Go MiniSimply Go Mini

  • 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

Philips
(800) 345-6443
www.usa.philips.com


Concentrator’s oxygen delivery matches inhalation rate to improve patient comfort

Mobi Portable Oxygen ConcentratorMobi Portable Oxygen Concentrator

  • 5.5 lb. concentrator, now widely available in U.S., designed for one-touch startup with display screen providing notifications about oxygen delivery and device functioning.
  • Pulse-Wave technology matches oxygen delivery to user’s inhalation rate for comfort.

ResMed
(800) 424-0737
www.resmed.com


Consulting services designed to support HMEs providing oxygen therapy

CAIREoneCAIRE Programs

  • Manufacturer provides retail partner program, non-delivery program, O2 discharge program, and sponsored training to help HME providers grow their businesses.
  • Business solutions consulting paired with CAIRE’s thorough knowledge of the oxygen market with products like FreeStyle Comfort POC and proprietary oxygen technology.

CAIRE Inc.
(800) 482-2473
www.caireinc.com/providers


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

iGo2 Portable Oxygen ConcentratoriGo2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

  • 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.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
(877) 224-0946
www.drivemedical.com


New POC innovates with high oxygen output per pound of weight

Inogen One G5Inogen One G5 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

  • 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.

Inogen Inc.
(800) 695-7915
www.inogen.net

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of HME Business.

About the Author

Haley Samsel is the Associate Content Editor of HME Business and Mobility Management.

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