McMaster University is testing a new device that could bring mobility back to those with a common form of cardiovascular disease.
The device is similiar to a blood pressure cuff and is worn on the calf.
It pulsates to improve blood flow to the legs for those with Peripheral Arterial Disease.
The disease limits the flow of blood to the legs causing pain while walking.
Lead investigator Dr. Sonia Anand, is testing whether squeezing the blood back to the heart will improve the flow of blood back to the legs.
Currently, there is a small pilot study of 25 patients with plans to launch a bigger study if the results are promising.