BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Sonostics has found a partner to sell its circulation-boosting HeartPartner.
The New York Skin and Vein Center will be the exclusive retailer of the device, developed by Binghamton University Professor Ken McLeod and his BU start-up Sonostics.
The micromechanical device stimulates the soleus muscles in a user's legs to pump blood back to the heart, thereby maintaining a healthy blood pressure and blood flow throughout the body.
New York Skin and Vein Center founder, Doctor Eric Dohner, says he's tried the HeartPartner with many of his patients who suffer from varicose veins and other leg ailments.
He says it improves their balance and strengthens their muscles.
"Since it's a passive device, all they have to do is put the sole of their foot on it. It's a very easy thing to use. They don't have to attach electrodes. There's no compression device that's squeezing the calf. It's a really easy device to use," said Dohner.
New York Skin and Vein Center has an office at 75 Pennsylvania Avenue on Binghamton's Southside as well as locations in Oneonta, Norwich, Walton and Hamilton.
It will be the exclusive retailer of the HeartPartner in those five counties.
The device sells for $795.
The Penn Ave office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and some Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You can call 607-201-1100.