Albert Medical Devices, based in Liverpool Science Park, has developed the world’s first intelligent leg bag with an electrical pump. Existing leg bag products have remained unchanged for more than 70 years, with patients having to lean down to where the bag is strapped to empty, something not always possible for them to do themselves.
Wearers of traditional bags also have no way of knowing when the bag is full, overly full bags can cause reflux and increase in infections. The Melio system overcomes these disadvantages by replacing the tap with a tiny pump and employing a simple computerized level detector. A miniature computer controller clips onto the waist belt and puts the wearer in charge.