Mars International is pleased to launch a series of case studies which describe the technical issues faced by several clients and how they were solved using a customized engineering solution.
Our first case study, involves developing a programmable control system for a medical cryotherapy product used in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients.
Mars International client Aircast, now DJO Global, is a leading provider of patient care products designed to provide functional management of sprains and other injuries. Universal to their flagship cold therapy family of products is the Cryo/Cuff™ Cooler that connects through a tube assembly to any Cryo/Cuff™ for treatment of acute sprains, trauma, post-op, and rehabilitation. The cooler traditionally used gravity to refill the Cryo/Cuff™ with cold water and required manual intervention. Aircast then developed the Aircast Autochill® System which would automatically cycle the cold water between the cooler and cuff thus eliminating the need for manual recycling. This product would benefit their medical facility customers by reducing the hands-on time needed for cryotherapy treatment and rehabilitation of patients. The follow-on product was to develop a programmable Aircast Autochill® System which gave the user control of the key timing parameters of the system.