The unique core of the GraduCheck™ system is a single-use, cost-effective, multi-point digital pressure sensor that allows real-time identification of graduated compression being applied to the patient.
Single use, disposable, multi-point pressure sensor connected to a tablet, smartphone or PC that allows clear visual indication of graduated compression being applied to the patient in real-time
Patient compression profiles can be documented and stored digitally and automatically
Makes application of optimum compression fool-proof, irrespective of skill levels of healthcare professional. Correct compression can be achieved, reliably, every time
Sensor and software have been developed, clinically tested and CE marked, now ready for volume manufacture and clinical trials
A minimal incremental cost to current compression bandaging - compensated many times over by efficiency and time savings.
GraduCheck™ is easy to learn and apply in both hospital and community locations. It transmits data to a tablet, smartphone or PC which then displays instant information using the GraduCheck™ app.
To support the GraduCheck™ system, SFH Oxford will provide a suite of VLU products to customers:
a combination pack with the inclusion of a compression bandage with GraduCheck™ system
a compression sock, unique and patented, that enhances blood flow in VLU patients
Until now, no medical device exists in the management of venous leg ulcers with compression bandaging therapy to assure that optimum graduated compression is applied correctly the first time and consistently thereafter.
Single use, disposable, multi-point force sensor connected to PC that allows clear, real time visual identification of graduated compression being applied to the patient.
Patient compression profiles can be documented and stored digitally
GraduCheck™ makes the application of optimum compression fool-proof - irrespective of the skill levels of healthcare professional. Correct compression can be achieved, reliably, every time
Sensor and software have been developed, clinically tested and CE marked, now ready for volume manufacture and formal clinical trials
Only a small incremental cost to current compression bandaging
VLUs are a global issue, absorbing significant financial and clinician resources in most health systems.
Agency for healthcare Research and Quality – at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov September 2012
Medmarket Diligence 2013
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The method of application of graduated compression varies (historically and preferentially), between countries principally but also, from practitioner to practitioner.
In the United Kingdom some 90% will have bandages applied whereas in Germany for example, almost the exact opposite is the case.
In the United States, approximately 50% will be treated by each method.
SFH Oxford aims to address all global healthcare markets for the management of VLUs by providing;
GraduCheck™ combi-pack; an easy to use pack containing both the GraduCheck™ multi-point pressure sensor strip and a complete high pressure compression point bandaging system.
A compression stocking (also known as hosiery) - AF ReOX VLU™ - is designed by a leading innovator in vascular surgery and targets a underlying cause of tissue breakdown leading to venous leg ulcers.
Using this unique stocking construction significantly enhances venous blood flow in the leg, preferentially compressing Cockett’s perforators and enhancing tissue oxygenation utilising anatomically focused compression pads.
Can be used in venous leg ulcer treatment and especially, in the prevention of their recurrence.
If preferred, it can be used in the prevention of recurrence of VLUs.
The objective is to use with all patients who have a history of VLUs in order to prevent recurrence, as well as front-line when hosiery is preferred to bandages.
The AF ReOX VLU™ are designed specifically to focus enhanced compression over those veins and lymphatics known to be linked with venous ulcers.
They are easier to put on than other comparable compression socks and are shown to help heal ulcers by increasing the localised delivery of oxygen to the site of the ulcer and surrounding tissues.
They can be cotton-rich to help skin 'breathe' and have an anti-bacterial capability to help minimise odour.