Method and system for fluidized lower leg protection

  • US 8,858,478 B2
  • Filed: 06/11/2012
  • Issued: 10/14/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/09/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A support system for a body part comprising:

  • an inner positioner, said inner positioner comprises a bladder filled with a fluidized particulate material, said inner positioner can retain its shape after sculpting, said inner positioner adapted to provide three dimensional contouring of the received body part; and

    an outer support comprising an ultra low pressure plenum including a gas therein, wherein said inner positioner is received over said outer support and displaces said gas within said plenum of said outer support, wherein said pressure within said bladder of said inner positioner has a pressure of less than about 500 millibars to about 5 millibars.

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