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Compression Garments for Medical Therapy and Sports

by Ying Xiong 1 and Xiaoming Tao 1,2,*
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Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, China
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, China
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Polymers 2018, 10(6), 663; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10060663
Received: 14 May 2018 / Revised: 8 June 2018 / Accepted: 12 June 2018 / Published: 14 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Textile and Textile-Based Materials)
Compression garments are elastic clothing with an engineered compression gradient that can be worn on limbs, upper, lower, or full body to use for therapy and sports. This article presents an overview and review on the compression garments and concentrates on the design of compression garments with an appropriate pressure for specific applications. It covers the types of compression garments, fibers and yarns, knitted fabric construction, garment design, an evaluation system, and pressure measurement and modeling. The material properties, fabric properties, pressure modeling, and the garment design system presents the prediction, design, and fabrication of the compression garments. Lastly, the research status and directions are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: compression garment; pressure therapy; sportswear; material; knitting; design; modeling compression garment; pressure therapy; sportswear; material; knitting; design; modeling
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Xiong, Y.; Tao, X. Compression Garments for Medical Therapy and Sports. Polymers 2018, 10, 663.

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