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Exercise Oxygen Equipment: Market Strategies and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016-2022

  • ID: 3674311
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 360 Pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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Exercise Oxygen Equipment Markets at $3.9 Million in 2015 Are Anticipated to Reach $2.8 Billion Dollars by 2022


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Worldwide Exercise Oxygen Equipment markets are poised to achieve significant growth as consumer oxygen markets emerge from the trial phase to be used in sports clubs, by athletic teams, and in corporate gyms to increase the value of exercise and offer people a way to be more comfortable while they exercise.

A low blood count pulse oximeter reading is cause for concern. A normal pulse oximeter reading does not tell us anything. The study looks at the excess of carbon dioxide found in tissue of many people before, during, and after exercise, and asks the question whether there is not enough oxygen in the lungs and blood hemoglobin to eliminate excess carbon dioxide. The use of supplemental oxygen appears to be indicated even when the pulse oximeter gives an entirely normal reading.

Consumer oxygen works to release excess carbon dioxide trapped in tissue because the blood oxygen is not sufficient to do the cleaning function one wished it would do. With the aging of the population, many people do not exercise enough to gather the waste carbon dioxide generated by muscles and tissue. With the dramatic increase in people who are overweight and even obese, there is increased need for supplemental oxygen availability at the sites where people exercise. Only modest amounts of supplemental oxygen are needed to have an effect.

Recreational oxygen has been available for a while, but only recently has there been a basic understanding of the value: eliminating excess carbon dioxide in the body. Build-ups of carbon dioxide come from the muscles. Recognition of the ability of to get rid of this excess has been enough to validate the value of supplemental oxygen.

Excess carbon dioxide is not good for people. It would not be excess if normal breathing or even heavy breathing was able to rid the body of the build-up of carbon dioxide, but any extra weight is enough to create excess in the tissues. The muscles and cells work all the time, giving off carbon dioxide, and most people have an excess.

Exercise oxygen equipment is positioned to help regular non-diseased people and athletes achieve performance recovery after exercise. Supplemental oxygen permits longer periods of exercise and supports faster return to exercise after a rest interval. Supplemental oxygen along with exercise appears to help with tissue repair by eliminating excess carbon dioxide. For older people, supplemental oxygen appears to help with fighting inflammation and improving mental acuity: Supplemental oxygen is:

(1) dissolved in plasma, already 2% oxygen;
(2) bound to hemoglobin in red blood cells, as it drops below 98% oxygen.

Breathing supplemental oxygen adds more oxygen to the body even when the hemoglobin is already apparently saturated according to pulse oximeter readings. If the oxygen fully saturates the hemoglobin it increases the concentration of dissolved oxygen in plasma, creating the ability to eliminate excess carbon dioxide.

Muscles and fat create excess carbon dioxide in people with obesity, in elite athletes, in people who are aging. The value of exercise is that it helps the blood pick up excess carbon dioxide that must be expelled from the body. Supplemental oxygen is useful in stimulating this process even in the absence of disease. Athletes and firemen use supplemental oxygen to eliminate excess carbon dioxide. Soon ordinary people exercising will use supplemental oxygen for this process as well. This will happen even in people who apparently have hemoglobin sufficiently saturated with oxygen.
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1. Exercise Oxygen Equipment: Market Description and Market Dynamics
1.1 Value of Exercise
1.2 Respiration
1.2.1 Supplemental Oxygen Good for People Exercising After They Begin to Have Difficulty Breathing
1.3 Oxygen Equipment Separates Oxygen From Air
1.3.1 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Functions
1.4 Oxygen / Ozone Therapy to Strengthen Immune System
1.5 Long History of Supplemental Oxygen Improving Sports Performance
1.6 Supplemental Oxygen to Improve Brain Functioning
1.6.1 Mountaineering Use of Supplemental Oxygen
1.6.2 Summit Oxygen ALTOX Personal Oxygen System
1.7 Oxygen Concentrator Uses
1.7.1 Stationary Oxygen Concentrator Functions
1.7.2 Separation Of Oxygen From Air
1.7.3 Technical Trade-Offs Necessary To Design An Oxygen Concentrator
2. Exercise Oxygen Market Shares and Forecasts
2.1 Exercise Oxygen Equipment Market Driving Forces
2.1.1 Football Players, Basket Ball players, and Hockey Players Use Oxygen to Support Performance When Exhausted.
2.1.2 Supplemental Oxygen Placebo Effect
2.2 Exercise Oxygen Market Leaders
2.2.1 Boost Recreational Canned Oxygen
2.2.2 Inogen Portable Oxygen Concentrator
2.2.3 Inogen Product Development
2.2.4 Inogen Homecare Services Business
2.2.5 Philips Respironics EverGo
2.2.6 Chart / AirSep
2.2.7 Chart / AirSep NewLife Elite
2.2.8 Chart Industries / SeQual
2.2.9 Chart Industries / CAIRE
2.2. Portable Oxygen Concentrators
2.3 Consumer Exercise Oxygen Equipment Market Forecasts
2.3.1 Market Segment Forecasts for Exercise Oxygen Equipment
2.3.2 Athletic Oxygen Equipment Forecasts
2.3.3 Sports Club Gym Exercise Oxygen Equipment
2.3.1 Corporate Gym Exercise Oxygen Equipment
2.3.2 Market for Exercise Oxygen Equipment Among Aging Population Forecasts
2.3.1 Home Exercise Oxygen Equipment Market Forecasts
2.3.2 Wearables Market for Exercise Oxygen Equipment
2.3.3 Zoom Virtual Reality on an Exercise Bicycle
2.3.4 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Market Forecasts
2.3.5 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Medical Market Forecasts
2.3.6 Exercise Oxygen Applications
2.4 Exercise Oxygen Prices
2.5 Exercise Oxygen Regional Segment Analysis

3. Exercise Oxygen Product Description
3.1 Boost Sports and Exercise Oxygen
3.1.1 Using Boost After Strenuous Physical Activity
3.1.2 Boost Recreational Canned Oxygen
3.1.3 Boost Supplemental Oxygen for Pro Athletes
3.1.4 Boost Number One Sports Oxygen Tank in Europe
3.1.5 Boost Supplemental Oxygen Treats Symptoms Of Altitude Sickness
3.1.6 Boost Oxygen for Muscle & Fitness Training
3.1.7 Boost Oxygen Supplemental Oxygen for Relaxation
3.2 Summit Oxygen
3.2.1 Summit Oxygen ALTOX Personal Oxygen System
3.3 Oxygen Plus
3.3.1 Oxygen Plus Travel Oxygen
3.3.2 Oxygen Plus Office Oxygen
3.3.3 Oxygen Plus Elevation Oxygen
3.3.4 Oxygen Plus Play Oxygen
3.3.5 Oxygen Plus Recovery Oxygen
3.4 GoOxygen
3.4.1 Go Oxygen Benefits:
3.4.2 GoOxygen System Hyperoxic Training
3.5 Weyergans High Care AG Vacumed Hyperbaric Oxygen Pods
3.6 Live O2 Oxygen Reservoir
3.6.1 Firefighters Use Oxygen Concentrators To Detox Carbon Monoxide In The Body After Fighting A Fire
3.7 Invacare Stationary Oxygen Concentrator
3.7.1 Invacare Perfecto2 5 Liter Home Concentrator
3.7.2 Invacare Platinum 10 Oxygen Concentrator
3.8 Philips Respironics
3.8.1 Philips Respironics EverFlo Q Stationary Oxygen Concentrator
3.8.2 Philips UltraFill Stationary Oxygen Concentrator
3.8.3 Philips Respironics Millennium 10 LPM Concentrator
3.9 Devilbiss
3.10 Chart Industries’ CAIRE Inc
3.10.1 AirSep Oxygen Concentrator
3.10.2 AirSep VisionAire 5 Stationary Oxygen Concentrator
3.10.3 AirSep VisionAire 5 Stationary Oxygen Concentrator
3.11 NTK
3.12 www.dhgate.com Home Oxygen Concentrators for Emergencies
3.13 Drive Medical
3.13.1 Inogen Portable Oxygen Concentrator Family
3.13.2 Inogen One G3
3.13.3 Inogen One G3 Portable Oxygen Concentrators
3.13.4 Inogen One G2 Portable Oxygen Concentrators
3.14 DeVilbiss Healthcare iGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator
3.14.1 DeVilbiss Battery Charger
3.15 AirSep Focus Portable Oxygen Concentrator

4. Selected Exercise Oxygen Research and Technology
4.1 Sports Oxygen
4.1.1 Placebo Effect
4.1.2 Examples of Measuring the Placebo Effect
4.2 Blood Color
4.2.1 Bohr effect
4.3 Oxygen Useful for Post Concussion Syndrome
4.4 Blood Doping: Lance Armstrong
4.4.1 Blood Transfusions Used By Athletes To Engage In Blood Doping.
4.4.2 Seven-Year Study of Lance Armstrong
4.5 Oxygen Plus Research Directions
4.6 Co2 In Air
4.6.1 Chemistry of the Body
4.7 Need for Oxygen at Higher Altitudes
4.7.1 Difficulty That Physicians Have In Detecting Hypoxemia
4.7.2 Dyspnea, Shortness of Breath
4.8 Maximum Rate Of Oxygen (O2) Consumption By The Body During Exercise
4.8.1 Patients with OHS
4.8.2 Definition Of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
4.8.3 Placebo Effect
4.9 Managing Hypoxia And Hypercapnia
4.9.1 Mountaineering Use of Supplemental Oxygen
4.10 Yoga and Breathing
4.11 Cardiac Stress Testing
4.12 Exercise as a Drug - Pharmacological Benefits Of Exercise
4.13 Medical Use of Oxygen
4.14 Hypoxia
4.15 Muscle fatigue
4.16 World Economy

5. Exercise Oxygen Company Profiles
5.1 Boost Oxygen
5.2 Chart Industries
5.2.1 Chart Caire / AirSep / Sequal
5.2.2 Chart Industries Product Groups
5.2.3 Chart Industries Cold Boxes
5.2.4 Chart Industries Global Presence
5.2.5 Chart Industries Markets
5.2.6 Chart Industries Revenue
5.2.7 Chart Industries Segments and Products
5.2.8 Chart Industries Process Systems
5.2.9 Chart Industries Distribution and Storage Segment
5.2.10 Chart Industries Cryogenic Bulk Storage Systems
5.2.11 Chart Industries Storage And End-Use Of Hydrocarbon And Industrial Gases
5.2.12 Chart Industries / AirSep
5.2.13 Chart Industries/Caire Liquid Oxygen Continuous Flow/Demand Flow Versatility
5.2.14 CAIRE / SeQual Technologies
5.2.15 Chart Industries / SeQual
5.2.16 SeQual Oxygen Systems
5.3 DeVilbiss Healthcare
5.3.1 DeVilbiss Healthcare Vestar Capital Partners
5.3.2 DeVilbiss Healthcare Sleep Therapy
5.3.3 DeVilbiss Healthcare Moves Production Back to the USA
5.4 Dräger
5.4.1 Dräger Evita Infinity® V
5.4.2 Dräger Evita XL
5.4.3 Dräger Savina®
5.5 Drive Medical
5.5.1 Drive Medical Product Line
5.5.2 Drive Medical Facilities
5.5.3 Drive Medical Markets
5.6 Foshan Keyhub Electronic Industries Co., Ltd.
5.7 Gardner Denver / Thomas Compressors
5.7.1 Gardner Denver Thomas Medical
5.8 Inogen
5.8.1 Inogen Acquires Breathe Oxygen Services
5.8.2 Inogen One G3 Versatile Portable Oxygen Concentrator
5.8.3 Inogen Is Reliable, Trusted, And Proven
5.8.4 Inogen Expands Manufacturing Capacity to Accommodate Growth
5.9 Inova Labs
5.10 Invacare
5.10.1 Invacare Business
5.10.2 Invacare Growth
5.10.3 Invacare Geographical Segments And Product Categories
5.10.4 Invacare Mobility And Seating Products
5.10.5 Invacare Lifestyle Products
5.10.6 Invacare Respiratory Therapy Products
5.10.7 Invacare Institutional Products Group (IPG)
5.11 Jiuxin Medical
5.11.1 Jiuxin Medical Jogger Portable Ventilator
5.11.2 Jiuxin Medical ICU Ventilator Detachable 10.4"TFT Color Screen
5.12 Leistung Engineering
5.12.1 Leistung Key Strategy
5.13 Live O2 Oxygen
5.14 Longfian Scitech
5.14.1 Longfian Scitech JAY-20 Industry Oxygen
5.14.2 Longfian Scitech JAY-20 Industry Oxygen
5.15 NTK
5.16 Oxygen Plus
5.16.1 Oxygen Key Ingredient In Production Of Energy for Humans
5.16.2 Oxygen Plus / Summit Oxygen
5.17 Philips Healthcare
5.17.1 Philips Lumileds
5.19.2 Philips LED Products
5.17.2 Philips Lumileds Quality White Lighting with LEDs
5.19.4 Philips Luxeon®
5.19.5 Philips Lighting Positioning
5.19.6 Royal Philips Electronics Global Presence
5.19.7 Philips Enables Consumer Lifestyle
5.19.8 Philips Addresses Healthcare Landscape
5.19.9 Philips Healthcare Revenue
5.19.10 Philips Accelerate! Positioning
5.20 POD Oxygen
5.21 Weyergans High Care AG
5.22 Zoom
5.23 2nd Wind Distributors
5.24 Oxygen Concentrator Companies

Table ES-1, Value of Consumer Oxygen and Exercise
Table ES-2, Exercise Oxygen Equipment Market Driving Forces
Figure ES-5, Exercise Oxygen Equipment Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table ES-3, Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Description
Figure 1-1, Oxygen Transport Inside the Human Body
Table 1-2, Oxygen And Ozone Therapies Benefits
Figure 1-3, Judge Wesley E. Brown of Wichita, Kansas
Figure 1-4, Summit Oxygen Tanks and Carrying Case
Table 2-1, Value of Consumer Oxygen and Exercise
Table 2-2, Exercise Oxygen Equipment Market Driving Forces
Table 2-3, Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Description
Figure 2-5, Oxygen Concentrator Market Shares, Dollars
Figure 2-6, Exercise Oxygen Equipment Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table 2-7, Exercise Oxygen Systems Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table 2-8, Exercise Oxygen Systems by Sector, Athletic, Sports Gym, Corporate Gym, Aging Population, Non-Medical Exercise Related Oxygen Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table 2-9, Exercise Oxygen Systems by Sector, Athletic, Sports Gym, Corporate Gym, Aging Population, Market Forecasts, Percent, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Figure 2-10 Athletic Exercise Oxygen Equipment Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Figure 2-11 Invacare Refillable Oxygen Concentrator
Figure 2-12 Philips Refillable Tanks with Oxygen Concentrator
Figure 2-13 Oxygen Concentrator Regulator
Figure 2-14 Sports Club Exercise Oxygen Equipment Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Figure 2-15 Corporate Gym Exercise Oxygen Equipment Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Figure 2-16 Aging Population Exercise Oxygen Equipment Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Figure 2-17 Home Exercise Oxygen Equipment Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table 2-18 Exercise Oxygen Services by Sector, Obese and People Using Wearable Exercise Devices, Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table 2-19 Wearables Market for Exercise Oxygen Equipment
Table 2-20 Wearable Oxygen Metabolism Measurement App Market Forecasts, Dollars and Units Worldwide, 2016-2022
Figure 2-21 Zoom Virtual Reality Exercise Bike
Figure 2-22 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Market Shipments Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table 2-23 Consumer Oxygen Applications
Figure 2-24 Oxygen Plus Canisters
Figure 2-25 Exercise Oxygen Equipment Regional Market Segments
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Exercise oxygen equipment is useful for improving personal performance and endurance during workouts. It gives athletes competitive advantage in sporting events. Supplemental oxygen is not banned because the oxygen has significant health benefits that cannot reasonably be taken away by sports governing bodies.

Prices of supplemental oxygen are expected to plummet based on economies of scale as adoption and usage becomes widespread. People could not get affordable or have convenient access to consumer oxygen before, now there are ways to make personal oxygen available in a convenient manner. AirSep offers its Focus device which weighs 1.7 pounds with a battery. Exercise with oxygen therapy can increase exercise capacity and lead to performance gains. Sports clubs are expected to offer small stylish canisters of oxygen for $15 per month.

Performance gains make it easier to exercise, less onerous to exercise. The value of daily exercise has been proven in multiple studies, now we know why the exercise is beneficial, it discards excess carbon dioxide that builds up in the muscles when people are just sitting around or sleeping or if they are moving around exercising.

OHS is a breathing disorder in obese people that leads to a misrepresentation of pulse oximeter readings of blood oxygen levels. When there is too much carbon dioxide in the tissue, more carbon dioxide than can be cleaned even by fully saturated blood oxygen levels, there is a difficulty with fully cleaning the carbon dioxide from the cells. OHS is interesting because obese people with normal blood oxygen saturation cannot expel all the carbon dioxide from their cells.

The condition called hypoventilation during the day is a condition of obesity that is possible to address with supplemental oxygen even in the presence of fully oxygenated blood. Obese people are not moving enough air in and out of the lungs to clear the carbon dioxide from the body. The problem exists to a lesser extent in people with less fat, people without any lung disease, just overweight or obese.

This lack of oxygen can and does cause muscle fatigue, cramping and poor performance. Supplemental oxygen helps replenish what is deficient, enabling faster aerobic recovery. Athletes achieve better mental and muscle performance when they use supplemental oxygen after strenuous activity.

Football players, basketball players, speed skaters, and hockey players use oxygen to support performance when exhausted. Professional athletes use supplemental oxygen. The reason is that during strenuous physical activity the body exhales more carbon dioxide than it admits oxygen.

Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues and help the cardiovascular system work more efficiently. Breathing supplemental oxygen after strenuous activity is becoming more accepted by people interested in health and fitness. Oxygen can be used to address fatigue as a symptom. Fatigue is a symptom, not a disease. It is experienced differently by different people.

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- 2nd Wind Distributors
- AirSep
- Boost Oxygen
- Chart Caire / AirSep / Sequal
- Chart Industries
- DHGate
- DeVilbiss
- Drive Medical
- Drive Medical
- Dräger
- Foshan Keyhub Electronic
- GoOxygen
- Industries Co., Ltd.
- Inogen
- Inova Labs
- Invacare
- Jiuxin Medical
- Leistung Engineering
- Live O2 Oxygen
- Oxygen Plus
- POD Oxygen
- Philips Healthcare
- Summit Oxygen
- Weyergans High Care AG
- Zoom
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