We have developed a patented therapeutic system to facilitate, personalize and standardize Continual Remote Ischemic Conditioning (cRIC). Called the HomeCuff Conditioning Therapy System, it has been designed to standardize consistent delivery of cRIC through automation. Physicians will prescribe the therapy so that patients can treat their non-healing wounds at home as a convenient, cost-effective adjunct to standard of care.
HomeCuff will be packaged as a portable electronic device that automates operation of an inflatable blood pressure cuff and adapts cuff pressure to individual patient needs. Adaptive cuff pressure delivers the best patient comfort level and permits use by patients with very high blood pressure for whom the usual fixed maximum rate is inadequate.
Systolic blood pressure values are determined precisely by varying cuff pressure from full compression towards systolic pressure while maintaining the limb occlusion necessary for RIC purposes. The cuff pressure is adjusted to follow any changes in blood pressure of a patient.
Physicians will monitor and supervise the home treatments remotely, relying on usage data they receive from the system by wireless transmission. Wireless data collection and transmission using Bluetooth technology will be enabled by connection to a HIPAA-compliant database.
Standardized - easy to use
No side effects