The patient-centred concept aligns with trends towards value-based care and reimbursement.
Poor leg circulation is very common and leads to a range of progressively painful and immobilising conditions – from ‘heavy legs’ and mild oedema (swelling) through varicose veins, thromboses and dermatological problems to chronic ulcers, which at best are difficult to treat, and at worst result in amputation.
Helping the body to circulate blood and lymphatic fluids more effectively is a proven treatment, currently provided in the form of stockings, bandages and intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices. Patient adherence to all existing compression products is poor – a better solution is needed.
But there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Existing products work well if applied correctly and embraced by users. We have combined inventive technical insight, a keen awareness of patient needs and our novel pump technology to create a new way of applying pneumatic compression therapy. The wearable is silent, light, unobtrusive and involves the user in the treatment in an engaging way by monitoring usage, efficacy and activity.
Our patient-centred concept aligns with trends towards value-based care and reimbursement.
This compression system has the potential to offer tangible benefits in terms of patient outcomes and efficient use of health resources in the management of common vascular issues. There is a role within both the consumer and healthcare market for a silent, discreet, everyday wearable compression system that can be personalised to the correct therapeutic pressure.