Footbeat is a Grand Junction-based company started by David and Matt Mayer that makes a device that helps medical patients and athletes increase circulation by acting like a heart for a person’s feet and legs by compressions of the veins in the feet, reports The Daily Sentinel.

It also has been effective in assisting with restless leg syndrome and preventing varicose veins.

David, an orthopedic surgeon, first explored the idea of a device like Footbeat after years of working in hospitals and seeing equipment geared toward preventing blood clots going unused by patients. Most of them would not use the bulky device because they would need to get up during the night to use the restroom.

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