Compression garments for medical therapy and sports

Ying Xiong, Xiaoming Tao

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number663
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2018


  • Compression garment
  • Design
  • Knitting
  • Material
  • Modeling
  • Pressure therapy
  • Sportswear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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