Compression stockings/ Measurement technology
After digital measurement , it fits like a second skin
From Bauerfeind Life Magazin
Medical compression stockings – especially those with a high working pressure like the VenoTrain angioflow – can only work to maximum therapeutic effect if they fit perfectly. And this is exactly where the Bodytronic 600 measurement system comes in.
High working pressure is a must when treating advanced stages of chronic venous insufficiency. During movement , the greater stiffness of the compression knit exerts a massage effect that also reaches the deeper veins, resulting in effective decongestion of the legs. A high working pressure means that the material used must have a very low degree of basic stretch. However, this in turn means that the measurement tolerances associated with the compression knit are very low, so more stringent requirements for an excellent fit apply.
Precise measurements are absolutely essential
As the basic stretch decreases, sensitivity to variations in measurements increases drastically. This is particularly true in the case of materials where the basic stretch is less than 20% – and the VenoTrain angioflow falls into this category. Precise measurements are therefore absolutely essential in order to guarantee the best possible fit.
Bodytronic 600 for a perfect fit
When measuring patients for the VenoTrain angioflow compression stocking, use of the Bodytronic 600 digital measurement system is recommended as the best way of avoiding measurement errors right at the outset. The 3D body scanner makes it possible to precisely measure the leg all the way up to the hip, including the knee and ankle. The measurement process takes just five minutes. What’s more, no contact is involved and no special measurement garments are required. The system uses the image data to produce a digital 3D model of the part of the body scanned. Many more measurement points (approximately one measurement point per millimeter) can be obtained from this 3D image. The system also transmits a much denser sequence of reference points to the knitting program, meaning that the measurement program needs to calculate fewer intermediate values through interpolation.
Use of digital measurement technology means that measurement errors are practically non-existent. The VenoTrain angioflow is then produced on the basis of the many measuring points using a special “contour knitting” process, resulting in a product that fits like a second skin.