Compression Textiles for Medical, Sports, and Allied Applications

ISBN 9781032287904
190 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
Published July 27, 2023 by CRC Press


Textile-based compression therapy is used in a range of applications, such as for athlete and sport recovery, enhanced proprioception, compression spacesuits, and in the management of chronic diseases. This book provides an overview of compression devices and products, testing methods to measure the properties of materials used in compression devices, and design considerations based on dynamic body measurements. It also includes a model for predicting pressure and details the challenges in applying compression for various applications.

Chapters in this book:

  • Discuss the science behind compression therapy
  • Delve into the materials used in compression devices and products and assesses their performance based on their properties and structure
  • Cover theoretical modeling to predict the pressure exerted by compression devices on the human body
  • Consider compression textile design based on dynamic body measurements

This book is aimed at professionals and researchers in textile engineering, materials engineering, biotechnology, and the development of textile-based compression devices and products, and at such medical practitioners as phlebologists.

Chapter 1 Overview of Compression Therapy

Nimesh Kankariya

Chapter 2 Materials and Structure of Compression Bandages and Stocking Devices

Rabisankar Chattopadhyay

Chapter 3 Mechanical Properties of Compression Garments

Wan Syazehan Ruznan, Mohd Khairi Mohd Yusoh, Fazieyana Mohd Tohid, and Nur Ain Yusof

Chapter 4 A Model for Compression Textile Design Based on Dynamic

Female Lower Body Measurements

Linsey Griffin, Alison Cloet, and Elizabeth Bye

Chapter 5 Compression Clothing and Body Deformations Through High-speed 4D Scanning

Tatjana Spahiu and Yordan Kyosev

Chapter 6 Materials and Design of Pneumatic Compression Devices

Nimesh Kankariya

Chapter 7 Thermal Comfort of Compression Textiles

René M. Rossi

Chapter 8 Models and Simulations to Predict the Pressure on the Lower Limb Generated by Compression Devices

Nimesh Kankariya

Chapter 9 Pressure Sensors to Measure Interface-Pressure

Martin Camenzind, Rolf Stämpfli, René M. Rossi

Chapter 10 Applications in Medical, Sports, and Athletes

Yongrong Wang

Chapter 11 Efficacy of Compression Garments in Medical and Sports Applications

Kristina Brubacher

Chapter 12 Applications of Textile-Based Compression for Human Spaceflight and Extraterrestrial Surface Exploration

Braid A. MacRae, Jonathan Clarke, Abby Rudakov, James Waldie