The Legacy of CircAid®

Our Mission: To provide medical devices & services that enable people with circulatory conditions to live independent lives.

Our Vision: To become a mainstream compression therapy company, in the United States and Europe, recognized as the “perfect alternative” to traditional compression therapy.

Inspiration from Nature

Most are unaware that giraffes have venous pressures of more than 250 mmHg at their ankles? That is three times more than humans. However, giraffes do not suffer from lymphedema or venous disorders.

Physiologists have discovered the answer in the skin. Giraffe skin is inelastic, meaning that it does not stretch. Thus, giraffes are not susceptible to problems like lymphedema and venous disease, even though they may be on their feet 24 hours a day.

CircAid® has incorporated this concept into its products, creating solutions that help patients heal while allowing them to maintain an independent lifestyle.

The CircAid® Legacy

After raising three children and suffering from lymphedema for years, Hertha Shaw had to rest and elevate her leg every few hours. Despite seeking help from many vascular specialists, Hertha still found her condition worsening and her job in jeopardy. Frank Shaw, her husband and an engineer, was also a successful inventor. When he saw the pain his wife was in, he knew he had to find a solution. The result was the first patented CircAid legging (short for circulation aid). It literally put his wife back on her feet to resume a normal, active life. This core technology would evolve into today’s CircAid Medical Products, Inc., run by Frank and Hertha's daughter, Sandra Shaw.