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Adjusted Compression G-Pants (ACGP) Research and Information

Introduction

I am pleased to share good progress on a new g-pants design. It is an interesting combination of g-suit and support stockings. It has its own set of pros and cons, which for me include sleek and lightweight, custom size and adjustable, no leaking, and washable, but extra effort to put on daily, not full range of motion. Contact Final Frontier Design for a chance to try a prototype (see below).

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ACGP Description

Final Frontier Design, a Brooklyn, NY based company, has developed Adjusted Compression G-Pants (ACGP) that do not require a compressed gas source, as ordinary anti-g-pants do to inflate the bladders and maintain compression. [Note: The added pressure a pump could provide is not always needed for medical use.] ACGP design is a non-inflatable garment that consists of elastic, laced pants. G-pants can be adjusted for optimal fit and comfort without additional hardware requirements. ACGP is lighter as compared to traditional anti-g-pants, only 2-3 lbs (weight depends on model). It can be worn under flight coveralls or ordinary pants. Medical compression socks are recommended in addition to the ACGP. The ACGP is easy to put on and remove, easy to adjust, with a pressure range between 20-45 mm HG. The latest model of ACGP is tightened using a series of Velcro straps rather than the complex lacing system shown here.

Copyright © 2015, Final Frontier Design

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Final Frontier Design Adjusted Compression G-Pants (ACGP)

Final Frontier Design Adjusted Compression G-Pants (ACGP)

Note: The latest model of ACGP is tightened using a series of Velcro straps rather than the complex lacing system shown here.

Copyright © 2015, Final Frontier Design

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Benefits of ACGP

  • Custom made garment can be manufactured for specific sizes.
  • Graded compression (20-45 mm HG) from the ankle to abdomen
  • Provides highest compression over areas with highest hydrostatic pressures
  • Complete coverage of lower body to prevent local swelling, including with compression, knee and ankle joints, buttocks, and abdomen
  • Back waist support
  • Easily adjusted for proper fit
  • Very comfortable to wear with bare legs or spandex leggings
  • Can be worn under street clothes
  • Washable on cold/gentle cycle in machine and line dried

Copyright © 2015, Final Frontier Design

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Custom Size Chart

Use this ACGP Custom Size Chart for custom fit.
This is in PDF/Adobe Acrobat format. (90 KB)

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Where to Buy an ACGP

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Final Frontier Design -

  • Invented and Developed the ACGP based on experience in Russia with Cosmonauts returning from long-duration microgravity missions.
  • Originally designed to be used inside a space suit to protect from g-loading inside a space craft.
  • For product inquiries and ordering information, please contact:

    Nikolay Moiseev or Ted Southern
    Brooklyn Navy Yard
    63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 163
    Building 280, Ste 522
    Brooklyn, NY 11205
    nik@finalfrontierdesign.com
    ted@finalfrontierdesign.com
  • http://www.finalfrontierdesign.com
  • $650 for custom-made g-pants prototype
  • Will sell compression g-pants to civilians
  • Please allow up to 2 months for delivery.

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Research Article about Adjusted Compression G-Pants (ACGP)

Anti-G Garment Development and Testing Report by Final Frontier Design
This is in PDF/Adobe Acrobat format. (2.3 MB)

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Posted with permission from the authors.

Information in brackets has been added.

 

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