HME Business Magazine and Website have just announced their 2014 New Product Award Winners. With categories including; business services, home access, mobility, respiratory and more the HME Business award winners are products that are innovative, outstanding, and pave the way for new products to follow. This is the first year of the HME Business New Product Awards.
The winning product for the "Respiratory -- In-Home Equipment" category is the SeQual eQuinox portable oxygen concentrator. The SeQual eQuinox was easily the most anticipated portable oxygen concentrator this year. Compared to its predecessor, the SeQual Eclipse 5, the eQuinox got some major upgrades.
Weighing in at a mere 14 pounds, the SeQual eQuinox is the world's smallest and lightest full-capacity continuous flow portable oxygen concentrator. Standing just 13.6" tall, the eQuinox is 35% smaller than the Eclipse 5. Creating a continuous flow portable oxygen concentrator this small was not an easy task, but SeQual managed to exceed expectations.
Size doesn't account for everything when it comes to portable oxygen concentrators, especially one that wins the award for the "2014 Best New Respiratory In-Home Equipment Product". The eQuinox is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and features that are designed to make using the concentrator as easy as can be.
The SeQual eQuinox is equipped with audible alarms that notify you for a number of reasons. It will notify you when you change your oxygen settings, how much battery life you have remaining, and when it doesn't detect a breath. It will also notify you if you have any issues with your concentrator like low O2 purity. The audible alarms actually talk to you and can be used in 8 different languages including; English, French, Spanish, German and more!
autoSAT technology is a very undervalued feature of the SeQual POC's. It ensures you get your required oxygen regardless of your breathing rate on pulse flow. As your breathing rate increases or decreases autoSAT technology maintains a consistent pulse dose volume for every breath.
Front Loading Battery/Two Battery Options
On the Eclipse line of concentrators, SeQual used a back loading battery which caused some patients to have a hard time swapping batteries. The eQuinox is equipped with front loading batteries which makes it easier for you to access your battery. SeQual also implemented two battery options allowing you to choose between the one that weighs less and gets less battery life or the one that weighs more and gets superb battery life.
The SeQual eQuinox is truly an all-in-one portable oxygen concentrator. It provides pulse flow settings of 1-9 and continuous flow settings of 0.5-3.0 LPM. It is CPAP and BiPAP compatible and can be used 24/7 with the help of the AC or DC power supply.
For the full article from HME Business Magazine click here.+Caleb Umstead