FAA Approved Portable Concentrator Gives Oxygen Therapy Patients Convenient Way to Travel
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – February 2009 – ActiveForever Medical Supplies, Equipment, and Healthcare Innovations has received word from the Invacare Corporation that the Invacare ® XPO2 ™ Portable Oxygen Concentrator has received FAA approval for air travel. The Federal Aviation Administration SFAR No. 106 has been amended to include the Invacare ® XPO2 ™ portable concentrator for use onboard passenger aircraft. A part of the ActiveForever line of products since its introduction in May 2008, the Invacare ® XPO2 ™ is one of the smallest oxygen concentrators available, yet offers all of the capabilities of larger, more expensive systems. Backed by a 5 year warranty, the Invacare ® XPO2 ™ Oxygen Concentrator combines reliability and durability with clinical performance.
“We are so thrilled to see more reliable and functional alternatives to the original FAA approved oxygen device become available. These new competing quiet and almost maintenance free FAA approved oxygen therapy machines are expensive and not well covered by insurance, so we’re happy to see more solid brand names and increased reliability behind the equipment choices now,” said Erika Feinberg, CEO of ActiveForever. “We’ve seen the grief a wrong choice can cause, and the elation the right choice can make, so we always do our best to steer everyone to the best choice of equipment. Since we do not engage in insurance billing at all, ActiveForever.com is one of the largest outlets in the country, and we have a decisive mission to make life better for everyone, we are able to offer the best pricing with great passion behind it.”
The XPO2 portable concentrator weighs only six pounds and incorporates Sensi-Pulse ™ technology, an innovative five-setting pulse dose oxygen delivery system that keeps oxygen patients saturated during all activities of daily living. It operates from battery, AC or DC power. The two-and-a-half hour battery duration (at setting 2) may be doubled to five hours through the use of an optional one-and-a-half pound supplemental battery that attaches easily to the carrying case. Other features include quiet, simple operation, and a contemporary, non-medical look, all of which are very important to oxygen patients.
“We’ve been very pleased with the launch of the XPO2. Invacare is proud to offer providers oxygen solutions for the entire continuum of care of their patients. Now that the XPO2 has FAA approval, we will meet an even greater variety of patient needs,” said Joseph Lewarski, vice president, Invacare respiratory division. Invacare will approach individual airlines for their approvals regarding in-flight use of oxygen systems. Southwest Airlines has already approved the system.
Author: Richard Chandler
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Originally published February 2009