Suresnes, FRANCE – Philips Respironics, a unit of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI), is releasing its latest advancement in oxygen therapy in the UK. SimplyGo is the only portable oxygen concentrator (POC) to offer user-triggered and continuous flow in a design of fewer than 5 kg (10 pounds), thus offering a unique solution to homecare providers and physicians looking at managing the therapy and lifestyle needs of their oxygen users.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Chronic Respiratory Failure patients on oxygen prescription should use their oxygen device for at least 15 hours a day to improve their quality of life and long term survival. “Philips Respironics’ oxygen solutions give patients the choice to select the best fitted solution to help them in the observance of their oxygen therapy while still being in harmony with their lifestyle”, said Mats Dahlquist, Vice President Home Healthcare Solutions International.
Like all POCs, SimplyGo delivers pulse-dose oxygen, a burst of oxygen triggered when the user starts to take a breath. SimplyGo is also capable of delivering oxygen continuously, similar to stationary concentrators used at home. With an oxygen output up two liters per minute, SimplyGo can meet the needs of nearly all oxygen users including those who are highly active or require continuous flow.
Philips Respironics is dedicated to offering a variety of innovative products that improve treatment and increase mobility for oxygen users, streamline business operations, and simplify therapy. SimplyGo is an essential addition to Philips’ extensive line of home oxygen products. It’s a new breed of portable concentrator that simplifies the care and management of nearly all oxygen users.
SimplyGo comes with an attractive, functional carrying case; fold-up mobile cart; intuitive, easy-to-read screen; and detachable accessory bag. It offers outstanding flexibility with its detachable battery that can be recharged anywhere there is a power source, even in the car. Philips designed its latest POC with reliability, ruggedness in mind. SimplyGo has been rigorously tested in extreme conditions including impacts, vibrations and temperatures to deliver reliable performance through patients’ day-to-day activities.
SimplyGo can adapt to most oxygen patients’ needs while providing them with the independence to enjoy time away from home for the day, for work, for a weekend or long vacations. The benefits of SimplyGo also extend to homecare providers with flexible service programs or warranty options of two-, three-, or five-year to meet their individual business needs. SimplyGo’s design and comprehensive service tools also allow technicians to perform work right on site, if they choose.
This newest innovation from Philips Respironics provides oxygen patients with greater mobility and simplicity to help improve their lives. For more information, visit www.philips.com/ReadySetSimplyGo.