Inogen One is a respected Medical DME company that manufacturers the Inogen One Oxygen Concentrators. Based in Goleta, California, Inogen One manufactures their oxygen concentrators in the USA. Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), Inogen One has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and received the Gold Award in Medical Design Excellence for the Inogen One G2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator. The Inogen One was one of the first portable oxygen concentrators allowed by the FAA on commercial airlines. In addition to being a light 7.25 lbs with the battery, the Inogen One G2 has five different flow settings that gives the patient greater control of the oxygen flow. Inogen One now offers a new smaller Portable Oxygen Concentrator that weighs only 4.9 pounds with battery. This oxygen concentrator, called the Inogen One G3, offers an 8 cell battery with 2 to 4 hours of operation and/or a 16 cell battery that operates for 4 to 8 hours.
- Air Purifier/Humidifier: Air purifiers are designed to prevent lungs and air passageways from becoming irritated. By utilizing a filter or ionized surface to pull dust and micro-sized particles from the air, air purifiers also contain the potential to eliminate odors.
- CPAP: CPAP machines are indicated for the treatment of sleep apnea. Vitality Medical carries a wide variety of CPAP, Bipap and VPap machines and accessories to suit a wide variety of different needs.
- Nebulizers/Compressors: Nebulizers are used for respiratory therapy and come in two different styles: Piston Nebulizers and Ultrasonic Nebulizers. Portable and pediatric models are also available.
- Breathing Therapy: Vitality Medical carries a wide variety of different types of breathing therapy products, including cough assist machines, spirometers, peak flow meters and respirators.
- Oxygen Concentrators: Also referred to as oxygen machines, generators and compressors, oxygen concentrators provide a cost-effective way for oxygen therapy patients to supplement their oxygen needs. An oxygen concentrator pulls-in regular room air while filtering out some of the other gases present.
- Tracheostomy Supplies: Tracheostomy supplies are medical devices used for stomas on a patient's airway. Trach supplies offer a convenient, comfortable lifestyle for people who have had a tracheotomy. Trach supplies assist with breathing by suctioning bodily fluids from an individual.
Inogen One Selected News Events
- November 2012 - Inogen One G3 obtains approval from the FAA to be used aboard commercial aircraft.
- August 2011 - Inogen One acquires Breathe Oxygen Services (BOS). BOS is a homecare respiratory services company near Nashville, Tennessee.
- August 2011 - Inogen One obtains a federal supply contract to provide portable oxygen concentrators to federal agencies and patients served by the VA.
- June 2011 - Inogen One Oxygen Concentrator awarded Medical Design Excellence Award for its oxygen therapy device.
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What Are Inogen Pulse Dose Portable Oxygen Machines?
An Inogen pulse dose oxygen machine is a respiratory system that delivers oxygen according to a user's unique rate of inhalation and individual pace of breath. A pulse dose machine delivers oxygen to the patient every time a breath is taken. When a breath of air is taken, the pressure in the lungs drops. Air begins to flow through the nose and mouth to equalize the pressure, which then travels through the nasal cannula to a pressure sensor in the pulse dose conserving device. A precisely measured dose of oxygen is then delivered via an electronic circuit that opens an electrical valve. After the valve is closed, the sensor waits to detect the next inhalation and starts the process all over again.
The Difference Between an Inogen Pulse Dose Machine and Continuous Flow Machine
An Inogen pulse dose machine is contingent upon breathing and inhaling while a continuous flow machine delivers oxygen at a constant rate despite the pace of the user's breathing. An Inogen pulse dose oxygen concentrator is more sophisticated than a continuous flow machine. A "single-solution" Inogen machine can be used while on the go, at home and while sleeping. This type of technology can deliver the proper amount of oxygen during all phases of daily activity and during rest.
Customer Responses to Inogen Pulse Dose Machines
Inogen pulse dose machines, such as the Inogen G2 and G3, are known for being dependable, quiet, flexible, compact and for having a small battery size. Additionally, many patients using an Inogen pulse dose machine report fewer service issues as well as noticeably quiet motors in comparison to other portable oxygen machines. Both the Inogen One G2 and G3 are available with two different battery options, allowing users to conveniently choose whether they prefer a lighter weight or a longer battery duration.
Find an Inogen Pulse Dose Concentrator
If you're searching for a sleek, light and modern pulse dose oxygen machine, then the Inogen One G3 Unit may be the right selection for you for the following reasons:
- The Inogen One G3 uses pulse oxygen flow and has four separate settings for detection, allowing the user to choose which setting he or she prefers and thus conserving energy usage and time between recharging.
- The Inogen One G3 Oxygen Concentrator is suitable for both night and day time use, making it an ideal pulse dose oxygen machine for a variety of different types of lifestyles.
- The Inogen One G3 is the smallest portable concentrator that provides up to pulse setting 4.
If you're searching for an Inogen pulse dose concentrator that is simultaneously lightweight and easy to carry, then you might want to check out the Inogen One G2 for the following reasons:
- Equipped with Intelligent Delivery Technology that is simultaneously lightweight and easy to carry.
- The small size of this concentrator is easy to handle.
- Contains an auto power sensing that allows it to be used worldwide.