The Venowave is a portable non-invasive calf compression device which promotes blood circulation. Truck driving is considered a sedentary occupation, which can cause poor blood circulation, a consequence of which is Deep Vein Thrombosis, a blood clot in the deep veins of the legs. DVT can lead to a dislodged clot, which can cause several problems including death.
The Venowave has been approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent DVT and other symptoms associated with the disease. It weighs only half a pound and is powered by a single AA battery. Worn on the calf using adjustable Velcro straps, the device produces an upward volumetric displacement of blood for increased circulation. There are no wires, tubes or sleeves to restrict activity or range of movement, the company says.
For more information, visit www.venowave.com or call 1-905-888-1888.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.