Compression Products Fabricated by Extensible Materials

  • Charlie C. L. Changling Wang


In the clothing industry, compression garments are increasingly being used to mold and confine the malleable shapes of human bodies. A garment design may require variations in pressure ranging from normal to larger values through increasing strains in specific areas for particular applications. Therefore, compression garments need to be customized because body shapes differ and different body shapes require different strain distributions. 3D body shapes can be obtained by any popular 3D data-acquisition means (for example, a human body laser scanner). 2D patterns which are fabricated into the 3D shape bring about the desired strain distribution by the variation of their shapes between 2D and 3D. At present, the 2D pattern design and garment-to-body fit are accomplished by trial and error. This chapter aims at providing techniques to automate this design procedure.


Normal Pressure Tensile Strain Mesh Surface Numerical System Geodesic Path 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    Atroshi, I., Gummesson, C.: Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome in a general population. J. Am. Med. Assoc. 282, 153–158 (1999)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Desbrun, M., Meyer, M., Alliez, P.: Intrinsic parameterizations of surface meshes. Comput. Graphics Forum 21, 209–218 (2002)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Desbrun, M., Meyer, M., Schröder, P., Barr, A.H.: Implicit fairing of irregular meshes using diffusion and curvature flow. In: Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 99, pp. 317–324 (1999)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Dowling, N.E.: Mechanical behavior of materials. Prentice-Hall, New York (1993)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Fung, Y.C.: Foundations of solid mechanics. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs (1965)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Kumar, G.R., Srinivasan, P., Holla, V.D., Shastry, K., Prakash, B.: Geodesic curve computations on surfaces. Comput. Aided Geom. Des. 20, 119–133 (2003)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Levy, B., Petitjean, S., Ray, N., Maillot, J.: Least squares conformal maps for automatic texture atlas generation. In: Proceedings of SIGGRAPH ’02, pp. 362–371 (2002)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Madsen, K., Nielsen, H.B., Tingleff, O.: Optimization with Constraints. Technical University of Denmark, Course Notes (2004)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Meyer, M., Desbrun, M., Schröder, P., Barr, A.: Discrete differential-geometry operators for triangulated 2-manifolds. In: Visualization and Mathematics III, pp. 35–58 (2003)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Piegl, L., Tiller, W.: The NURBS Book 2nd edn. Springer, Berlin (1997)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Sheffer, A., Levy, B., Mogilnitsky, M., Bogomyakov, A.: ABF++: Fast and robust angle based flattening. ACM Trans. Graph. 24, 311–330 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Wang, C.C.L.: Computing length-preserved free boundary for quasi-developable mesh segmentation. IEEE Trans. Vis. Comp. Graph. 14(1), 25–36 (2008)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Wang, C.C.L.: Towards flattenable mesh surfaces. Comput. Aided Des. 40, 109–122 (2008)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Wang, C.C.L., Smith, S.S.F., Yuen, M.M.F.: Surface flattening based on energy model. Comput-Aided Des 34, 823–833 (2002)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Wang, C.C.L., Tang, K.: Achieving developability of a polygonal surface by minimum deformation: a study of global and local optimization approaches. Vis. Comput. 20, 521–539 (2004)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Wang, C.C.L., Tang, K.: Woven model based geometric design of elastic medical braces. Comput. Aided Des. 39, 69–79 (2007)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Wang, C.C.L., Tang, K.: Pattern computation for compression garment by a physical/geometric approach. Comput. Aided Des. 42(2), 78–86 (2010)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Wang, C.C.L., Tang, K., Yeung, B.M.L.: Freeform surface flattening based on fitting a woven mesh model. Comput. Aided Des. 37, 799–814 (2005)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongPeople’s Republic of China

Personalised recommendations