Get in the water and see what's possible!
We are super excited about providing our patent pending flotation device that will accommodate people dependent upon supplemental oxygen to be able to use public and private pools, thus removing a barrier!
COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the third leading cause of death in the United States. There are over 14 million people in the U.S. alone suffering from COPD. There are another 12.5 million that suffer from chronic bronchitis. There are currently over 4 million people requiring supplemental oxygen.
When someone on supplemental oxygen is prescribed water therapy, they have only one option to have access to their oxygen. They must use a very long cannula (breathing tube) and leave their portable oxygen tank on the side of the pool, sometimes way over on a bench near the wall. This restricts their movement in the pool as well as posing a trip hazard to those walking around the pool deck.
OxyFloats solves this problem by allowing people to bring their portable oxygen tank into the pool with them, on a much shorter cannula, and keep it close to them.
This eliminates the trip hazard on the pool deck and gives the user freedom of movement in the pool. Aqua therapy, water-walking, low-impact aerobics, and being in the pool with your children or grand children can be made possible.
Water exercise is one of the most efficient and safe forms of exercise. It is often the case that people who require supplemental oxygen have other health challenges as well. Being in the water allows them to exercise more easily, thus improving their overall health and well-being.
Because there has not been a way for oxygen-dependent people to be in pools, people have not thought it was possible. Our goal is to spread the news that this barrier has been removed.
Imagine the freedom this offers to those using supplemental oxygen!
OxyFloats Inc. is committed to donating 10% of profits each month to various charities.
The OxyFloats® device is Patented # 9598158.
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