Our headquarters for KAATSU Canada is a home office. It’s not often that we have people drop by, but when they do, we head over to our little “KAATSU Corner” where we keep some of our demo units handy. So, what’s on the wall?
Even though the KAATSU C3 has been discontinued (replaced by the KAATSU C4), we have one of those handy. It’s kind of hidden in the picture – propping open the case for the C4 in the front. I got my start with the KAATSU C3 and was using it right up until the day our first C4s arrived in January. We have a number of C3s as demo units, and I’m excited to say that we’ll be sending one out as part of an upcoming research program at a Canadian university.
For keen-eyed readers who know our product line, you’ll notice the KAATSU B1 is still on the wall. We had a couple of these available as demo units as well. We still use them for demos, because if you like the B1, you’ll LOVE the KAATSU B2. The B2 features a bigger battery, stronger compressor, and a more secure connection with the AirBand. It’s almost like having a C4 compressor on each arm.
Someone asked me the other day how heavy these units are. They’re quite light. The KAATSU B1 on a large AirBand is 203g (.45 lb) and the B2 is 246g (.54 lb). You have to consider the B2 and AirBand together, since the B2 wearable compressor is designed to remain mounted on the band. The C4 compressor itself is 157g (.35 lb), just a tiny bit above the C3, which weighs in at 153g (.34 lb).
You’ll also notice we have a Masimo MightySat Pulse Oximeter on the shelf. While this is not part of the KAATSU product line, the MightySat integrates with the KAATSU Connect app that controls the KAATSU B1 & B2 models. Why would you want one? In my opinion, it’s a product that can provide some additional peace of mind. If someone using a KAATSU B1 or B2 is using the MightySat and has connected it to the KAATSU Connect app, the MightySat will depressurize the system if the user’s pulse increases too high or their oxygen saturation level drops too low. The MightySat, combined with using proper KAATSU protocols provide an additional safety margin for very frail or deconditioned KAATSU users.
On top of the brown 3-drawer unit (made by my grandfather once-upon-a-time), we also have a thank-you card from a customer. I’ve spoken to many KAATSU users over the past couple of years and people have said nice things about our customer service. Those are nice memories, but it’s nice to have something in writing on occasion 🙂
That’s our little KAATSU Corner. The rest of the office is, well, an office. We also have a workout/demonstration area plus a video studio set up, and a room that is mostly dedicated to storing our KAATSU inventory and shipping supplies. I really like how KAATSU has become such an important part of my life (and house), and I hope – if you haven’t already – that you will consider making KAATSU a part of your daily life. If you have any questions, please let me know. Or, if you’re in the Niagara area, come on down and visit us, so you can see our KAATSU Corner in person 🙂