HME Business 2022 Industry Innovators

Award-winning O2 Solutions Designed for the Provider and Patient

Twenty years ago, CAIRE launched the first portable oxygen concentrator — the LifeStyle™ — in the home care and durable medical equipment market, forever changing the way providers served their oxygen users.

Today, the legacy continues at CAIRE Inc. with the development of smart O2 technologies at the core of its mission and vision. Even while addressing the pandemic by providing critical equipment globally, the CAIRE organization, headquartered in Ball Ground, GA, continues its overarching mission, with its eye on innovation and the needs of its customers.

Along with several new products in development, principal goals for this year include efforts to expand educational opportunities, and improve the customer experience by increasing internal efficiencies designed to positively impact providers, and ultimately the end users they serve.

CAIRE’s oxygen equipment portfolio covers the entire continuum of care with time-proven brands, including the award-winning FreeStyle® Comfort® and the Eclipse 5®, the stationary oxygen concentrators the Companion 5™ and NewLife® Intensity 10, and liquid oxygen systems.

Proprietary oxygen delivery features enhance the clinical effectiveness of CAIRE’s portable concentrators, making this manufacturer the supplier of choice for the home care provider.

The state-of-the-art FreeStyle Comfort is the first POC with an ergonomic shape, weighing only 5 lbs. and delivering up to 1050 mL, with five pulse flow settings. Meeting FAA guidelines, this device is designed for travel and able to accommodate daily activities and increased ambulation.

The FreeStyle Comfort’s therapeutic oxygen delivery technologies include UltraSense® sensitive breath detection and the autoDOSE safety function that delivers oxygen even when no breath is detected.

The clinically-proven Eclipse 5, transportable via a wheeled cart, offers the user the option of pulse or continuous flow settings covering a broad prescription range — an ideal solution for hospital discharge programs. The Eclipse 5 comes equipped with the patented autoSAT® technology, which enables patients to receive the appropriate dose of purified oxygen with each breath.

Both portable oxygen concentrators are operational via battery or electrical power.

For at-home needs, the compact Companion 5 is the five-liter nondelivery solution for new oxygen patient set-ups. This device, along with the FreeStyle Comfort and the Eclipse 5, can wirelessly connect to CAIRE’s telehealth solution, myCAIRE™, which can further streamline operations, increase efficiency and improve oxygen patient care for the provider. myCAIRE offers providers the ability to view device notifications and key data through a secure, cloud-based technology remotely through a provider portal.

The time-proven NewLife Intensity offers continuous flow oxygen up to 10 LPM, and with 20 PSI outlet pressure, it can address a variety of medical applications.

CAIRE’s liquid oxygen systems offer flexibility for the oxygen therapy user who requires a higher, continuous flow prescription in a lightweight portable. Products including the HELiOS™ and Hi Flow Stroller® can be easily refilled at home from a Liberator® reservoir.

2200 Airport Industrial Drive, Suite 500
Ball Ground, GA 30107
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This article originally appeared in the Jul/Aug 2022 issue of HME Business.

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