A Cheshire medtech firm has launched a groundbreaking wearable medical device aimed at preventing millions of deaths from conditions such as blood clots.
Sky Medical Technology has launched its ‘geko’ device, a wristwatch-sized device that increases blood flow to address circulatory disorders from complications related to swelling after orthopaedic surgery, the closure of hard-to-heal leg ulcers, and preventing life-threatening blood clots.
According to Daresbury-based Sky, someone in the western world dies from blood clots every 37 seconds – more than the total number who lose their life to AIDS, breast cancer and car accidents combined.
Bernard Ross, CEO and founder of the firm, which has raised more than $50m in investment, said: “Bringing any new medical device to market is a huge challenge but having recognised the potential of the technology, we were determined to make it a reality.
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