Accession Number:

ADD018489

Title:

Circulation Enhancing Apparatus.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 13 Jun 94, patented 17 Oct 95.

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-10-17

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Blood circulation in an injured human foot is involuntarily promoted in a vacuum over-pressure cycle and in synchronism with the hearts systolic and diastolic pressure pulsations. In a preferred embodiment the circulation apparatus comprises an air tight boot contoured to the injured foot, a pulsed synchronized tourniquet for inhibiting blood flow to the injured foot during an over-pressure cycle 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:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE