Image and description courtesy of ACI Medical, LLC

The ArtAssist® device compresses the foot and ankle (1).

One second later, the calf is compressed (2).

As a result, the foot, ankle and calf veins are almost completely emptied (blue line).

In return, the arterial blood is more easily pushed down to the toes and blood-deprived tissues (red lline).

Because of this mechanism, blood flow to the skin of the feet can be tripled.