As the name suggests, the GMOVE-SUIT design is directly inspired by the G-SUIT, worn by aviators and astronauts with (G)Forces to avoid loss of consciousness.
Compression of the lower limbs prevents blood from concentrating on the lower part of the body due to gravity and allows the brain to be properly oxygenated. During high gravitational force phases, the brain can be deprived of oxygenated blood, resulting in blurred vision or even loss of consciousness. Compression of the lower limbs by the G-SUIT helps to prevent this phenomenon.
First Use of G Suits by the USAF
THE G-SUIT WAS DESIGNED DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND IMPROVED BY THE TEAM OF DR. EARL H WOOD, OF THE MAYO CLINIC. ON THIS OCCASION, THEY DEVELOPED THE FIRST G-SUIT BY AIR COMPRESSION CALLED GPS (GRADIENT PRESSURE SUIT) AND AOS (ARTERIAL OCCLUSION SUIT).
To counter THE SIGNIFICANT drop in blood pressure, the team designed a suit that placed air bladders at a pilot’s calves, thighs and abdomen; a valve inflated the bladders as G-forces increased. Constriction of the bladders on the arteries raised blood pressure and helped keep blood flowing to the brain. The suit’s prototype was tested successfully by Dr. Wood and others in a dive bomber on flights that involved steep descents.
This innovation was quickly adopted by the U.S. Air Force. Its pilots were able to push their limits and perform air feats impossible without the G-SUIT, which undoubtedly saved their lives during the Second World War. Today, this type of G-SUIT combination is particularly used by the pilots of the planes that compete on the Redbull Air Race World Championship, where they must slalom between pylons by undergoing forces of about 10g.
Based on the G-SUIT and research work in GPS and AOS, Winback has developed a new suit, dedicated to DELIVER all the benefits of compression for the lower limbs when the user is on the move.
The G-SUIT inspired the GMOVE-SUIT to EXPLOIT the movement of the athlete during use. The goal is to improve performance both training (BOOST, inspired by the KAATSU method) and in recovery (Gradient Pressure). The BENEFITS of GRADUATED or partial blood FLOW Occlusion protocols open new possibilities of training and healing for all, in an extremely efficient way.
A new approach to active pressotherapy: Using the GMOVE-SUIT, pressotherapy becomes both active mobile and blends effectively with your sports and daily activities.
An alternative to traditional passive recovery methods, GMOVE-SUIT is an active, natural and localized recovery tool. It is a compression device offering an “active recovery” treatment accessible to all budgets. GMOVE-SUIT will allow you to gain performance during your workouts, to go to these workouts more regularly while minimizing the risk of injury.
Thanks to its small profil and its freedom, GMOVE-SUIT will allow you to recover whilst on the move. You put on the suit that you plug into the compression module, you select the program, duration and pressure level of your choice.
Since 80% of the veins in the legs are deep and, in the muscles, deep compression combined with physical exercise remains the BEST way to optimize venous flow. The muscle surrounds the venous wall and acts as a natural contention to avoid excessive dilation of the wall and thus causes venous insufficiency.
By strengthening the walls of all the veins of the leg, G-MOVE SUIT strengthens the walls of all the veins of the leg and positions itself as one of the most suitable solutions in the fight against venous insufficiency.