Manchester MP Lucy Powell has exclusively visited the University Hospital of South Manchester, where she underwent and learnt about Isobar's 3D scanning technology. The University Hospital is the first NHS clinic to scan patients for Isobar Compression garments, proven to help prevent or treat medical complications associated with venous disease or leg swelling.
The MP for Manchester Central met with Professor of Vascular Surgery Charles McCollum to learn about the medical advances created by Isobar Compression and the research collaboration between surgery and advanced textile engineering at the University of Manchester.
Specialist textiles created by the University of Manchester’s Textiles Department combined with innovative 3D scanning, ensure Isobar garments are personalised for each wearer. Isobar's technology is reducing the risk of deep vein thrombosis from long haul flights for consumers, athletes and business travellers.
Advanced Therapeutic Materials, which manufactures Isobar Compression has also announced the move of its production base to the Empress Business Centre in Old Trafford, choosing the site due to Manchester’s reputation as a UK textiles hub.
Lucy Powell MP said: “Manchester has long been regarded as the textiles centre of the UK and the technology being developed by Isobar Compression as well as their production base moving to the city is testament to the incredible reputation we have.
“Professor Charles McCollum is a world leader in vascular surgery and I was delighted to learn more about the technology he and his team have created as I underwent scanning.”
Isobar Compression designs and manufactures precise, custom fit compression garments by capturing thousands of personal data points on a leg or arm through a two-minute 3D scan, then a personalised garment is knitted by a computer-driven knitting machine to deliver the right pressure, bespoke fit and comfort for each individual customer or patient.
The MP for Manchester Central continued: “We take our health seriously and advanced technologies to protect and prevent against health problems are welcomed and I look forward to receiving and wearing my bespoke compression garments after my scan.”
Isobar Compression socks are worn by leading athletes around the world, including Olympic triathlon medallists Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, who recently announced they wear the garments for their significant travel requirements by their intense training and competition schedules.