Updated on August 31, 2021


Created on August 31, 2021

O2 Cube

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A solar powered, supplemental oxygen system. Courtesy of WHO Compendium 2021  

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Product Description

The O2 Cube is a solar-powered oxygen concentrator and compressor that supplies oxygen for use during both pre-hospital care and patient referral to the hospital. The system uses refillable oxygen cylinders.

This product was selected for inclusion in WHO’s 2021 Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies for Low‐Resource Settings.

Market Suggested Retail Price


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is a prototype and not yet in production. It is anticipated that the system will primarily use off-the-shelf components.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

The designers have not yet selected their user provision model

Distributions to Date Status


Design Specifications

The system combines the components of an oxygen concentrator, an oxygen compressor/filling station, solar panels, and pulse oximetry. It also relies on refillable oxygen cylinders. The oxygen concentrator and compressor have a sealed enclosure. A filtration system is used to protect from dust and a de-humidification system regulates the internal humidity levels.  Sealed Enclosure of the SPOCC provides a sound operating environment for the oxygen concentrator and compressor. The O2 Cube fills Size "C/M9" oxygen cylinders at a rate of 110 min/cylinder. It is designed to supply up to 15 cylinders per week.

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer or a trained general technician

Replacement Components

Air filter


5-10 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

To improve care by delivering supplemental oxygen to patients of rural health clinics

Vetted Performance Status

The manufacturers built a prototype, and testing with clinicians was planned for fall 2020.


Users must take appropriate precautions when using oxygen supply devices

Complementary Technical Systems

A stethoscope

Academic Research and References


Compliance with regulations


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