Based on the 2-Component-System, KOB has developed a two layer compression solution with indicator. VisioCompress2® makes compression therapy even safer and more reliable.


Why we trust in indicators

Multi-layer compression systems are a proven standard in compression therapy.
However, besides selecting the appropriate compression product, successful therapy always requires correct application. The reason being that the success of therapy primarily depends on achieving the required compression pressure.

Indicators support healthcare professionals by visually indicating the required bandage extension. They are a visual aid that indicates when the required compression pressure has been achieved and ensures effective compression therapy.

Background: a study revealing the challenges during application

In a study* conducted nationwide in Germany, it was demonstrated that medical professionals often find it difficult to achieve the desired pressure value of 50-60 mmHg when applying a compression bandage. 


*Quelle: Compression therapy – cross-sectional observational survey about knowledge and practical treatment of specialised and non-specialised nurses and therapists, 2017 International Wound Journal ISSN 1742-4801, Kristina Heyer, Kerstin Protz & Matthias Augusti

Advantages of indicators

  • Easy application of dressing through visual support
  • They already provide security during application
  • Reduction of errors due to inappropriate tension
  • They ensure adequate compression pressure for successful therapy
  • They can improve patient compliance

The 2-ComponentSystem: an excellent basis

The  two layer system combines easy application with high wearing comfort and proven therapeutic success. Two layer compression systems are easier and quicker to apply than three- or four-layer systems, where complex compression techniques are required. With two-layer systems, the overall dressing is so thin that the patient retains good mobility and can wear normal footwear. This can lead to good tolerability and acceptance by the patient.

Why the 2-Component-System is particularly suitable for the indicator solution:

KOB's Nowopress® soft 755 forms the outer layer of the compression bandage in the 2-Component-System. Its special properties make it particularly suitable for use as an indicator bandage:

  • As a lightweight non-woven bandage it is easy to apply.
  • Due to its cohesive coating it adheres securely to its own surface and lends stability to the entire dressing.
  • It provides good moulding properties
  • The printed indicator and the reaching of its ideal shape can be seen very clearly on the Nowopress® Soft 755.

Advantages of VisioCompress2®

  • Indicator as an application aid
  • Optimal distribution of pressure and avoidance of pressure marks
  • Extensibility limitation of the 1st layer for safe application
  • Very skin-friendly
  • Good adhesion of layers due to cohesiveness
  • Non-slip effect
  • Bandage can be worn for up to 7 days

How does the KOB indicator work?

After applying the padding bandage, the outer indicator bandage is applied using the selected application technique. The desired compression pressure is achieved by the required tension. Tension until the indicator symbol shows the desired symmetry. The KOB  bandage uses the rhombus from the KOB logo as an indicator symbol. When the desired tension has been reached, all sides of the rhombus are equal in length. 


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Fields of application

Multi-layer systems such as VisioCompress2® are used as part of long-term compression therapy for chronic venous diseases, thromboembolic venous diseases, oedemas and other indications. VisioCompress2® is only indicated for an ABPI of 0.8-1.3. 

Besides selecting the appropriate compression product, successful therapy always requires correct application of the product. 
The reason being that the success of therapy primarily depends on achieving the required compression pressure.

Values and classification

  • Average compression pressure (supine or at rest): approx. 40 mmHg
  • The set is comparable to the compression pressure of Compression Class 3C of the British Standard BS 7505-1995