Accession Number:

ADD014890

Title:

Circulation Enhancing Apparatus.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 26 Jun 89, patented 19 Mar 91,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-19

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Blood circulation in an injured human foot is involuntarily promoted in a vacuum over-pressure cycle and in synchronism with the human hearts systolic and diastolic pressure pulsations. In a preferred embodiment, the circulation enhancing apparatus comprises an air tight boot contoured to fit the injured human foot, a pressure modulator for providing over-pressure and vacuum pulses to the boot to enhance blood circulation through the injured foot and a control circuit which monitors the hearts systolic and diastolic pressure pulsations and provides electrical control signals to the pressure modulator to assure that the over-pressure and vacuum pulses are cyclic and in synchronism with the hearts systolic and diastolic pressure pulsations.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE