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We would argue the Uni-Cot 2.0 is a more universal digital tourniquet than the original Uni-Cot and the T-Ring and in the video above we’ll show you exactly how we tested it.
First, we purchased a Tekscan Flexiforce ELF System and sensors as used in other peer-reviewed digit tourniquet studies. Then we purchased four dowels representing different digit sizes. Following Tekscan recommendations we applied a thin plastic puck to the sensor and we trimmed the sensor to fit on a flattened section of the dowel. Then we applied each tourniquet to each of the dowels covering the same surface area on the sensor in each run to ensure an apples to apples comparison. The force on the sensor generates a reading between 0 and 100 units. We performed 6 runs with each of the original Uni-Cot, the T-Ring and the new smaller second Uni-Cot hole on the dowels. Each result was photographed and documented in the video above.
The results support our expectations. The original Uni-Cot and T-Ring performed similarly on each size dowel. However the forces they applied decreased as dowel size decreased. The smaller hole on the Uni-Cot 2.0 provided much greater force on the smaller dowels than both the original Uni-Cot and the T-Ring. It actually provided similar force on the smaller dowels as the original Uni-Cot and the T-Ring did on the larger dowels. Therefore, we believe the new second Uni-Cot hole extends performance to a greater range of digit sizes making it a truly one-size-fits-all digital tourniquet.
Download the full study report from the Uni-Cot webpage by visiting www.marmed.com.
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