A device for preventing venous stasis
Liew Ngoh Chin. (2014) A device for preventing venous stasis.
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The present invention relates to a device for preventing venous stasis and the venous thrombosis that might arise due to prolonged immobility. More specifically the present invention is directed to develop a device for inducing stepping like movement in the knee and ankle joint of its userâ€™s feet and thereby contracting the muscles attached with the knee and ankle in the stepping like manner which propels the venous blood upwards for preventing venous stasis and venous thromboembolism comprising foot pedals(4, 6) for cooperatively and releasably securing to the userâ€™s feet and pneumatic driving means(8, 10, 12, 16) operatively connected to said foot pedals(4, 6) to selectively propel each said foot pedal secured to said userâ€™s feet in reciprocating sequence such as to induce stepping movement of the userâ€™s feet. The device is particularly useful in health care industry.
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