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Who Would Use or Benefit from an Oxygen Concentrator?

Jul 31, 2018

An oxygen concentrator is a mechanical-electrical device which works to collect and convert oxygen from room air. The machines also absorb nitrogen from ordinary ambient room air to provide a continuous flow of oxygen enriched air to the patient. Home oxygen concentrators offered by Rehabmart are stationary, compact and lightweight enough to be easily rolled from room to room. Smaller handheld units can be carried around by the user. We offer several portable battery powered units such as the Portable oxygen concentrator JAY-1. Oxygen concentrators are often recommended in healthcare applications when pressurized or liquid oxygen is too dangerous or not cost efficient. Concentrators cost less and make economical sense for a variety of reasons. The primary benefit is that the O2 concentrator does not constantly require oxygen tank refills.

Many Medicare home oxygen patients, approximately 80%, use oxygen concentrators in the home. However, because concentrators are powered by electricity they are not considered an ambulatory source of oxygen.


Individuals with acute and chronic diseases or conditions which prevents adequate oxygen from transferring into the lungs are typical patient populations who benefit from oxygen enrichment therapy:

Below are a range of diagnostic conditions which benefit from the therapy:

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Severe Pneumonia

  • COPD, (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

  • Emphysema

  • Chronic Bronchitis

  • Bronchiectasis

  • Sleep-related breathing disorders such as Sleep Apnea