Long telephone call this morning with a business support advisor, tweaking my webpage, Facebook and Twitter pages, making new friends. All good news for my Footers. And I now have a personalized email address for Footers -
Your skin is normally kept healthy being supplied through tiny blood vessels under the surface. Prolonged pressure on certain areas can restrict the blood supply and if not monitored can easily become a pressure ulcer.
I had a health problem that prevented me lying on my side, so the constant pressure on my heels meant I had a pressure ulcer forming. They are very painful and if you cannot move around you are in trouble. I have worked within orthopaedic areas and was well aware of what can happen. I tried numerous methods and none were satisfactory for me.
So late one night I had a Eureka moment and decided to make myself something. This simple but effective foot cushion was the accumulation of numerous prototypes and I have now been using it for over a year. It gets used in bed every night, if I am sitting of an evening with my feet up and has even travelled in my suitcase with me. It is ideal for the elderly in a home situation.
Today is a very exciting day as this is the launch of a long term project of mine.
After a spell of illness where I found I could only sleep on my back which resulted in the beginnings of a painful pressure ulcer.
Having worked within the Orthopaedic environment I was aware of various techniques to reduce pressure, but somehow these didn't seem to work for me then one night I had a Eureka moment and decided to make
various prototypes until I came up with what I wanted.
After further research I submitted my design to the Intellectual Property Office and in March 2016 I was granted a Certificate of Design for my Foot Cushion.
I use mine daily - it does not cure pressure ulcers, but alleviates the pressure allowing me a good nights sleep.