Scientists have come up with a device that can facilitate the flow of blood from the veins in the legs thus preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). The device can bring relief to patients affected by prolonged immobility, bedridden state, post-operative immobilization, etc, . A team from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum (SCTIMST) has developed it. The formation of a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the legs or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), can lead to life threatening complications. Scientists have come up with a device that can facilitate flow of blood from the veins in the legs thus preventing DVT.
The license for the manufacture and sale of the device has been transferred to Enproducts located in Kochi, Kerala. This seven-year-old company has products in the market in the domain of automation and control.