The global stationary oxygen concentrator market is expected to reach USD 1.2 billion in 2023 from USD 725.5 million in 2016, predicts Research and Markets. Steady growth is anticipated since the portable units will still need a stationary unit to deliver continuous flow when sleeping. Growth is a result of new competitors in the market, demand for smaller lighter technology by patients, and the market need for stationary devices at home even as portable devices provide greater mobility support for older people.
Stationary concentrator systems are always used by a patient to supplement portable oxygen concentrators. They provide continuous flow, often at 5 liters per minute to serve patients that need to be on oxygen. The need for these continuous flow rates night and day continues to drive sales of stationary oxygen concentrator units. There has been a quantum improvement in the home-based stationary oxygen concentrator technology. Less weight and more power are the characteristics of the new stationary units. The huge jump in technology is illustrated by the effectiveness of the devices in providing improved patient lifestyle.