The BodiGuide Edema Monitor provides a direct measure of interstitial fluid retention which is
associated with many health conditions ranging from medication side effects to chronic disease:
When the heart muscle weakens and can no longer pump blood out through the arteries and bring it back through the veins, blood can begin to pool, especially in the legs and feet. If blood doesn’t circulate properly in someone with heart failure, excess blood and other fluids in the capillaries can leak out into bodily tissues, causing edema.
Declining levels of the protein albumin in your blood and increasing levels in the urine can cause fluid to build up and result in edema, most commonly around the ankles and feet. A healthy kidney doesn’t let albumin enter the urine.
Lymphedema is a condition used to describe abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the body. Your lymphatic system collects excess fluid, proteins and toxins from your cells and tissues and returns them to your bloodstream. When your lymphatic system doesn’t work well, your body accumulates fluid and may begin to swell.
Edema occurs as a result of capillary filtration exceeding lymphatic drainage, which results in an accumulation of fluid in the interstitial spaces. Edema is a condition often associated with venous insufficiency in the lower extremities.
New drugs and innovative treatments can induce or worsen peripheral edema by disrupting the delicate homeostasis between transcapillary flow, edema safety factors and lymphatic drainage capacity. A continuous edema monitor therefore becomes critical during clinical trials or research projects.
We employ the classical clinical assessment of peripheral edema
Assessment of peripheral edema is either a pressure test for pit depth, or a measurement of the circumference of the ankle.
An accumulation of fluid in the interstitial space occurs when
capillary filtration exceeds the limits of lymphatic drainage
Edema caused by fluid retention presents as ankle swelling and measurement of ankle circumference shows excellent inter-examiner reliability
Using changes in ankle circumference is a standard method for quantifying edema and monitoring changes in fluid retention
Simple, Helpful and Trustworthy
For doctors, nurses, caregivers and patients, who are dissatisfied with the inconvenience and inaccuracies associated with weight scales…
Our product is a wearable bracelet that provides automatic, continuous measurement of ankle circumference…
Unlike invasive or complex devices that require specialized skills for interpretation, we have assembled a simple, passive method of measuring peripheral edema that uses an existing and trustworthy technique for quantifying fluid retention.