August 2002 Issue

Closing the O2 Loop

A “smart” system that monitors how much oxygen you need then dispenses the exact amount. Clever but expensive.

[IMGCAP(1)] When last we examined portable oxygen systems—see the August and November 2001 issues of Aviation Consumer—we concluded that what the world really wants isn’t available: a “smart” system that delivers the oxygen you really need, without any intervention by the user. Evidently, we weren’t the only ones thinking along these lines.

Controlled Oxygen Delivery Systems introduced a product called Aviation Oxygen Regulator Model SMS100 at Sun ‘n Fun in April. Headed by Dr. Brent Blue, who first brought pulse oximetry to GA via his Web site, CODS has engineered an elegant and practical, if not inexpensive, solution to automatic oxygen delivery.

The SMS100 combines a...

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