Bachelor of Industrial Design
Vortex is a wearable Deep Vein Thrombosis prevention device designed for the frequent international air travellers, especially those travelling in economy class. It uses a pneumatically pressure sleeve operated by an electronically controlled air pump.
Compared with other prevention products on the market, Vortex is a more effective, light and portable device and is simple to use - just wrap the sleeve around users’ calf and it is ready to go. It is also designed with an optimum cycle time for treatment. It will automatically pause every 5 minutes and switch-off after one 30 minute session of treatment.
In future there could be opportunities to integrate Vortex within airline cabin services and the passenger seat.