A Model for Compression Textile Design Based on Dynamic Female Lower Body Measurements

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The chapter discusses the body-product relationship for female compression garments and advances in methods of measuring the dynamic body, particularly skin deformation. A dataset of lower body measurements for a sample of aging women is used in two case studies to illustrate the impact of using dynamic body measurements in product development. Case Study One examines the transformation of a traditional pattern block of a compression brief to a dynamic pattern block with improved ease and shaping. Case Study Two considers the dynamic placement of knit structures within the design of compression therapy shorts to better align with the behavior of skin deformation. A dynamic diagonal body measurement, the brief line, expands traditional circumference and linear measurements. In conclusion, a model is proposed that addresses the gap between understanding how different parts of the body change measurements dynamically and how textiles can be engineered or applied to best support those areas of need.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCompression Textiles for Medical, Sports, and Allied Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781000910780
ISBN (Print)9781032287942
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

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© 2024 selection and editorial matter, Nimesh Kankariya and René M. Rossi; individual chapters, the contributors.


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