Compression Products Fabricated by Extensible Materials

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Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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