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Title: Modification of finger web gusset for improving fit and comfort of pressure therapy gloves
Authors: Yu, A
Yick, KL 
Ng, SP
Yip, J 
Zhang, X
Keywords: Pressure Therapy Glove
Finger Webs
3D Image Analysis
Pattern Modification
Glove Fit
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Textile Bioengineering & Informatics Society Ltd
Source: Textile bioengineering and informatics symposium proceedings, 2014, vols 1 and 2, 2014, p. 716-721 How to cite?
Abstract: Pressure gloves are an important therapy tool to treat hypertrophic scars on hands. However, the current glove making process fails to provide patterns that properly fit the hand geometry, thus leading to inadequate pressure exerted onto the scar region, particularly in the finger web area. The purpose of this study is to improve the fit of pressure therapy gloves by introducing a new approach that takes finger web slants into account in the process of glove pattern design and development. The angle of the finger web slants of 79 individuals are measured and evaluated by using a 3D scanning and image analysis method. Glove prototypes that take into consideration the finger web slants are then developed and assessed through a wear trial with 10 participants. The results show that gloves made with a 45 degrees finger web slant can effectively improve glove fit, comfort and ease of hand motion. This new approach in pattern development is therefore not only able to improve the fit and comfort of pressure therapy gloves, but also enhances the compliance and effectiveness of hypertrophic scar treatment.
Description: 7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium (TBIS 2014) / 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference (APCC 2014), Hong Kong, Peoples R China, 6-8 August 2014
ISSN: 1942-3438
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