Smart Fabric for Cardio-Performance Enhancement


About this study

The aims of this study are to develop a smart fabric untethered compression garment to dynamically oppose orthostatic changes and that can be synchronized to position change or an individual’s electrocardiogram. We also aim to determine the compression thresholds needed, timing and synchrony of compression for human applications. Furthermore, we will demonstrate maintenance of blood pressure and reduced autonomic responses to tilt table testing or LBNP (lower body negative pressure) and evidence of augmented venous return by synchronizing compression during diastole.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy adults ≥18 years of age
  • No history of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, neurologic, orthopedic diseases

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any history of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, neurologic, or orthopedic diseases

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Bruce Johnson, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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