The OxERA device provides 100%O2 with adjustable PEEP.
At times it may be beneficial to supply lower concentrations of oxygen but still maintain the PEEP component. Adaptors that allow the accumulator bag oxygen supply to be switched to a venturi supply are being developed. This will also allow progressive weaning off of the device through stepwise changes in the FiO2.
Requests have also come through to be able to nebulise the patient while on the OxERA mask. The adapters required to be able to fit a standard nebuliser into the OxERA circuit are in development.
The OxERA device utilises a standard anaesthetic mask as these are readily available and very cost effective. Commercial CPAP masks are complex devices often with intricate sealing skirts designed to provide effective seals at high CPAP/BiPAP pressures but with comfort in mind. They are typically multiple times the cost of an anaesthetic mask but there are some markets that may require this level of sophistication and we will be looking for the cost-effective solutions for these particular markets.