A Revolutionary Airline Passenger Seat Reduces Risk of DVT
A Frequent traveler
has developed modified airline passenger seats, called NewSit
and NewSit2, that are built to enhance
sitting comfort and significantly reduce Deep Vein Thrombosis
(DVT), a potential fatal condition, also known as "Economy
Class Syndrome", which is believed to affect
millions of air passengers a year, worldwide.
An ever-growing number of air passengers are becoming aware
of the risk of DVT, caused by compelled prolonged immobile
sitting within a limited space and insufficient leg room
– as is typical for the standard aircraft seat. In
the USA alone, about TWO MILLION people a year suffer DVT,
half of them air passengers (See “Articles”).
According to Aventis
"Complications from DVT kill up to 200,000 people a year in the U.S. - that's more than AIDS and breast cancer combined!".
while many others become crippled. As a result, public,
media and government agencies begin to understand that this
unbearable situation cannot be left untreated, especially
when innovative seats that dramatically improve passengers
well being, exist.
Mr. Arnold Jonas, a frequent flyer has introduced an innovative
sitting concept, which enables a portion of the front part
of the seat to extend forward and upward. The moving part,
which is button-operated, enables users to support their
legs under knees, to a desired height thus relieving legs
stress and enabling wiggling of the legs above the floor.
These effortless exercise capabilities, which give a sensation
of an easy chair, are recommended by all experts in order
to improve blood circulation in the lower legs and significantly
reduce risk of DVT.
has recently won a US patent, covering the concept, technological
solutions and applications. After perfecting the innovative
mechanism and building a few prototypes on the basis of
conventional seats, NewSit was put to a series of examinations
and tests, including medical assessments of its effectiveness.
Recently, a comparative sitting test on a prototype model
of NewSit was conducted by Professor J. Kreiner of California
State University at Fullerton, California.
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