Design of a Miniature Medical Oxygen Concentrator
Lehigh University, PA, United States
A miniature medical oxygen concentrator was designed based on a novel, single-bed, 4-step Rapid Pressure Swing Adsorption Process for continuous supply of 90% O2 from ambient air. The Lehigh patented design requires 50% of the adsorbent inventory in a typical commercial-unit and also lowers the power consumption by 10%.
Primary Application Area: Medical Devices
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Miniaturization of Medical Oxygen Concentrator improves the portability and reduces energy requirements of the device and hence the mobility and comfortability of the patient. Continuous supply of oxygen ensures patient safety and improves the quality of life of COPD patients. A plug-in option provides opportunity for virtually unlimited time of use in some situations where compressed air is available.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 531
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: 1. An NSF I-Corps grant (Award number # 1402128, 2014) was received to facilitate commercial contacts and commercialization procedure.
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, Other
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners