As the name suggests, the GMOVE-SUIT design is directly inspired by the G-SUIT, worn by aviators and astronauts with high acceleration force (G) 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 irrigated through the bloodstream. During high gravitational force phases, the brain would be deprived of blood, resulting in blurred vision or even loss of consciousness. Compression of the lower limbs by the G-SUIT helps to stem this phenomenon.
Key of American success in World War II
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 a precipitous 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.
Based on the G-SUIT and research work in GPS and AOS, Winback has developed a new suit, dedicated to reap all the benefits of compression for the lower limbs when the user is on the move.
The G-SUIT inspired the GMOVE-SUIT to express the movement of the athlete during its use. The goal is to improve his performance both in his training (Arterial Occlusion) and in his recovery (Gradient Pressure). The near-unlimited potential of Gradient or Occlusion protocols open up new possibilities of training and healing for all, in an extremely more efficient way.
A new approach to pressotherapy: with GMOVE-SUIT, pressotherapy becomes mobile and blends effectively with your sports and daily activities.
An alternative to traditional passive recovery methods, GMOVE-SUIT is, however, an active, natural and localized recovery tool. It is a reference 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 cumbersomeness and its autonomy, GMOVE-SUIT will follow you everywhere you go. Specifically, 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 only 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.