Engineers in Kerala develop indigenous device that can help prevent blood clot in deep vein


New Delhi: The formation of a blood clot in a deep vein, often in the legs or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), can result in life-threatening problems. A staff from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) in Trivandrum have give you a device that can facilitate the stream of blood from the veins in the legs thus stopping DVT.

The device can carry aid to sufferers affected by extended immobility, bedridden state, post-operative immobilization, paralysis of legs, numerous whom are affected by DVT inflicting ache, swelling, redness, heat and engorged floor veins. The detachment of the clot and its transport to the arteries carrying impure blood to the lungs can trigger ‘pulmonary artery embolism’, a probably life-threatening complication.

The engineering staff included Jithin Krishnan, Biju Benjamin and Koruthu P Varughese from SCTIMST.

Such gadgets that are thus far imported price between 2 lakh to five lakh rupees whereas the device developed by SCTIMST staff can be positioned in the marketplace for lower than 1 lakh rupees.

The newly developed device works by compressing the veins in the legs in sequence so that the stream of blood from the veins in the legs is facilitated. 

The compression strain is ready in such a approach that the veins are compressed however not the arteries. It is provided with closed-loop monitoring of compression strain and in addition has controls by means of valves that are pushed by an digital circuit. Dedicated software program and a management circuit are offered in the device to make sure that secure compression ranges are all the time maintained.  

The device can be geared up with an influence provide back-up in case of energy failure.

The license for the manufacture and sale of the device has been transferred to Enproducts situated in Kochi. This seven-year-old firm has merchandise in the market in the area of automation and management.

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