ElastiMed Featured in Israel21c

Smart compression stocking goes on easy and feels comfy

ElastiMed is developing an energy-efficient stocking hoped to increase compliance and prevent swelling, blood clots and leg ulcers from returning.

Elastimed compression stocking

ElastiMed’s active compression stocking is made from smart materials.

Seeing a huge unmet need in the area of medical compression stockings, Israeli electrical engineer and self-described tech junkie Omer Zelka jumped in to fill it.

Zelka’s startup, ElastiMed,  has developed a “smart” medical compression stocking made from a low-cost polymer that stretches and contracts to stimulate blood flow via an electric pulse generated by a 3V battery.

About 40 percent of all adults suffer chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), causing pain, swelling, ulcers, varicose veins and spider veins as blood pools in their legs. A common reason for CVI is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which puts 600,000 Americans in the hospital each year and is considered the leading causes of preventable death.

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