Benefits & Highlights
How Footbeat Works
The venous system is a complex transportation network that supplies oxygen and nutrients to your body while also removing metabolic waste. The primary means for returning nutrient-depleted blood in the lower extremities is the plantar venous plexus, or foot pump, which is located in the arch of the foot. The plantar venous plexus is activated when the foot impacts the ground compressing the plexus and forcing blood up the deep veins of the leg to the heart. This important process can be impeded when a person seated or recumbent after just a few minutes or due to medical conditions such as diabetes. Footbeat’s patented technology acts as a “heart” for your foot by applying pressure at regular intervals into the arch of the foot, essentially reproducing the normal benefits of walking when you are unable.
Due to the compact nature of the plantar venous plexus, Footbeat is able to create major physical benefits by pushing a very small pad into the foot. Footbeat mimics the benefits you get naturally from increased circulation due to physical activity: increased removal of metabolic waste and increased delivery of important nutrients that help reduce pain and relieve discomfort. All of these benefits are delivered non-invasively with none of the side-effects from more invasive therapy or drugs.