The ActiveCare+S.F.T. system is a lightweight, mobile and battery-powered device that monitors the natural Venous Phasic Blood Flow and triggers a compression in sync with this flow. This unique patented Synchronized Flow Technology (S.F.T.) provides significant amplification to the venous flow pulsatility with only minor changes in the device’s impact on the legs, so providing gentle pressure, which delivers an optimal hemodynamic profile tailored to the patient’s specific physiology. The production of high blood flow speed and pulsatility generated by the device, its compact size, and the fact that it can be worn 24-hours a day, give it a definite advantage over standard competing products.
The ActiveCare+S.F.T. system’s portability, ease of use, and quiet operation make it possible to be used on a 24-hour basis. In our studies, patients using the ActiveCare+S.F.T. system achieved on average greater than 80% compliance, including out-patient settings.1
Although rare, such complications can also occur with the ActiveCare+S.F.T. system. Please give careful consideration to contraindications and check the skin under the sleeve at least once daily for signs of skin changes. In low risk patients the pneumatic sleeve should be removed once every 24 hours and the patient’s legs inspected. In high-risk patients (elderly, unconscious, paralyzed, or with severe known peripheral neuropathy or with continuous epidural analgesia) the legs should be inspected every eight hours. It is important to fit the correct sleeve size to the patient’s leg.
The ActiveCare+S.F.T. device provides 50mmHg of pressure to the patient’s limb with the calf and thigh sleeves, and 130 mmHg with the foot sleeves.
The carrying strap was designed to be easily detached for cleaning or sterilization and can be replaced. The strap is made of a nylon material which doesn’t absorb fluids. For daily maintenance it can be easily cleaned with 70% alcohol, per the instructions for use.
There are 2 lengths of tubing available. Long tubing is 6.6 ft (2 meters) and Short tubing is 3.9 ft (1.2 meters). The shorter tubing is generally used to allow for patient mobility and comfort.
The ActiveCare+S.F.T. system uses three types of sleeves, available in different sizes. The Calf Sleeve is available in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. The Thigh Sleeve is available in Small, Medium and Large. The Foot Sleeve is one single size.