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A device for preventing venous stasis

Liew Ngoh Chin. (2014) A device for preventing venous stasis.

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Abstract

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 user’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 user’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 user’s feet in reciprocating sequence such as to induce stepping movement of the user’s feet. The device is particularly useful in health care industry.

Item Type:Patent
Keyword:A device for inducing stepping; Venous stasis; Venous thrombosis; Health care
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Application Number:PI2014700413
Filing Date:2014-02-24
ID Code:33923
Deposited By: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Deposited On:21 Apr 2015 18:57
Last Modified:21 Apr 2015 18:57

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