Oxygen concentration devices currently on the market have many shortcomings. They are bulky and difficult to carry. They alter a patient’s outward image with a visual mark of disability. They do not change oxygen delivery in any way to adjust to the patient’s health. They also lack indicators to help the patient decide when to begin or end a therapy session. Some patient’s decide not to take oxygen therapy as a result of these shortcomings. Those that use these devices may receive over oxygenation or under oxygenation due to the mentioned pitfalls. Any of the shortcomings described can be life threatening to the patient.
The present innovation is a proposed system for oxygen delivery that adjusts flowrate based on the patient health and requires no user input to begin or end a therapy session. This paper presents a unique wearable device design for delivering oxygen in a pressure based concentration system.