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) : Cooper, Guy F

Report Date : 19 Mar 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Blood circulation in an injured human foot is involuntarily promoted in a vacuum over-pressure cycle and in synchronism with the human heart's 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 heart's 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 heart's systolic and diastolic pressure pulsations.

Descriptors :   AIR, BLOOD CIRCULATION, BOOTS, CIRCUITS, CONTROL, CYCLES, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, ELECTRICITY, FEET, HUMANS, MODULATORS, MONITORS, OVERPRESSURE, PRESSURE, PULSES, SIGNALS, TIGHTNESS, VACUUM, WOUNDS AND INJURIES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE