Development of shape-memory stocking for smart compression management

B. Kumar, Jinlian Hu, N. Pan

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Abstract

This work aims to design and investigate a smart compression stocking using shape-memory polymer (SMP) for the prevention and management of chronic venous disorders. A shape-memory stocking (SMS) was developed using a blend yarn consists of shape-memory polyurethane and nylon filaments. It was possible to control or manage the pressure exerted by the stocking in wrapped position, and extra pressure (up to 50%) was generated by simple heating. Increasing the temperature and strain in the stocking stimulated more amount of extra pressure generated. The SMS could be used for smart compression management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for the Future
PublisherFiber Society
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventFiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for the Future - Chemical Heritage Foundation, Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 22 Oct 201424 Oct 2014

Conference

ConferenceFiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for the Future
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period22/10/1424/10/14

Keywords

  • Compression stocking
  • Pressure
  • Shapememory
  • Venous disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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