Product news: Invacare, Fisher & Paykel, Precision Medical, GCE Healthcare

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Elyria, Ohio-based Invacare will highlight a number of newer products at Medtrade, Oct. 21-23, including the Etude HC Bed, Aquatec Bath Lifts and a series of Aquatec Ocean Ergo Shower and Commode Chairs. The company will also highlight the Motion Concepts MPS Maxx Modular Power Standing System, exclusively available on the ROVI A3 Power Wheelchair through Motion Concepts; and the Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator. “The products exhibited at Medtrade are not only examples of Invacare’s commitment to innovation but also opportunities for providers to provide clinical benefits to their customers, excel at e-commerce and optimize their portable oxygen business,” said Joost Beltman, vice president, North America sales and marketing…Auckland, New Zealand-based Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has released a new mask for OSA, the F&P Vitera, for sale in the United States. The full-face mask features a RollFit XT Seal designed to minimize leaks and pressure on the bridge of the nose, and a stability bar that keeps the mask in place throughout the night. “Vitera is designed to remain stable on the face and maintain a comfortable and effective seal, so patients can sleep in their preferred position and wake up refreshed and energized,” said Justin Callahan, president of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s U.S. business. The mask’s headgear also incorporates VentiCool breathable technology to help dissipate heat and moisture, increasing comfort. The mask is already available in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Europe…Northampton, Pa.-based Precision Medical has officially launched its latest portable oxygen concentrator, the Live Active Five. The POC features a bright LCD screen and large numbers that display the remaining battery duration in a percentage, as well as hours and minutes. It also features a top-loading lithium-ion battery, AC wall charger and DC car charger, carry bag and three-year warranty. “(Additionally), we’ve engineered the Live Active Five with a sieve bed assembly that is field replaceable using a standard screwdriver, avoiding the need to return the device to a service center or back to the manufacturer,” said Mike Krupa, CEO. Precision Medical has been manufacturing respiratory care devices since 1982…St. Helens, U.K.-based GCE Healthcare is making Clarity, its online monitoring platform, available on its Zen-O Lite portable oxygen concentrators for U.S. customers. Clarity, launched in 2018, uses cellular technology to transmit data like oxygen purity, usage history, location and battery life. Providers can monitor the POC 24/7 from any online device to ensure customers are using it properly and adhering to their prescriptions.