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5-lb portable oxygen concentrator gives gift of freedom

If you, or someone you love, use oxygen therapy then you know how limiting oxygen tank systems can be. A new technology gives users the freedom to move about without the typical restrictions of equipment weight or length of time.Gordon Mori, CEO of Mori Medical Equipment Inc in Vista says he started carrying these lighter, more portable oxygen concentrators (POC’s) because they truly do improve the quality of life.

What is a portable oxygen concentrator?

A portable oxygen concentrator (POC) makes its own oxygen, and unlike a regular oxygen concentrator it is much lighter and more portable. Typical oxygen equipment can weigh 20 pounds or more making it hard to move around.

As a result, Mori said, many people feel tied to their equipment at home. The advantage of this new technology is that the equipment is so light (from 3 to 10 pounds depending on the manufacturer, model and features) that people can actually carry it over their shoulder like a book bag.

“People who haven’t seen a POC are always surprised at the portability of this new technology”, Mori says. One model, the FreeStyle by AirSep, weighs just 4.4 pounds and comes with an over-the-shoulder bag. The shoulder bag carries the POC and extra batteries for all-day events. Another model, by SimplyGo, weighs just 10 pounds and can provide continuous flow.

POC’s are becoming immensely popular for people who like to travel. They are now accepted by the FAA for commercial airlines as well as cruise lines, trains and buses. For those who like to stay closer to home, a POC can make gardening possible, or allow users to attend sporting events or family outings. It plugs into a regular outlet for charging at home, in a car or a hotel – and can still be used when it is charging. Another solution that Mori offers is the HomeFill system that can provide an unlimited supply of portable oxygen tanks, M6, M9, and the ultra compact M4.

Mori Medical Equipment Inc. is a family owned and operated business founded in 2011 to provide North County San Diego residents a more personal resource for medical equipment purchase and rental including wheelchairs, electric beds, breathing equipment and related items. They are members of The Joint Commission, the prestigious national organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations in the United States. Mori Medical is approved by Medicare, Medi-Cal and LIHP and they stand behind everything they sell.

Mori Medical has a 24 hour customer service line. They offer local repair and maintenance and have an equipment warehouse located in Vista. The Mori Medical staff sets up and takes down equipment and provides equipment training in the comfort of your home as needed.

They also have a certified respiratory therapist on staff.

Mori Medical represents four of the top manufacturers of POC’s in the United States. Mr. Mori says that it is important to match the right equipment with an individual’s lifestyle and needs. “Our goal” he says,” is to help people limited by their medical conditions to have the freedom to enjoy life to the fullest.”

For more information, you can contact Mori Medical Equipment Inc. at (760) 659-4200 or email Mr. Mori at

1 comment

Doria Lynn Cox August 26, 2014 at 7:45 pm

My husband has asthma and copd. We are looking for a light weight portable oxygen machine that makes its own oxygen. Please send me pricing for one of these machines.Thank You

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