Prediction of girdle's pressure on human body from the pressure measurement on a dummy

Jintu Fan, A.P. Chan

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Purpose - This paper reports on the development of a method for the prediction of clothing pressure of girdles on the human body. Design/methodology/approach - In this paper, we propose to use a standard mannequin dummy to measure the clothing pressure of girdles and from which to predict the pressure on the different human body. An improved mathematical programming method for numerical simulation of cloth wrinkling is investigated. Findings - In general, the prediction equations of the model are effective in estimating the clothing pressure on the human body from the clothing pressure on a standard mannequin dummy. Practical implications - The method may be used by the manufacturers of girdles to test their products on a dummy to see whether the pressure distribution is satisfactory to the targeted group of consumers. It can also be used by consumers to assess the suitability of girdles based on the estimated clothing pressure, which may be predicted from the pressure pre-tested on a dummy and the consumer's body characteristics. Originality/value - Direct measurement of clothing pressure on human body for the evaluation of pressure garments is time consuming, expensive. It is therefore desirable to predict the girdle's pressure instead of the direct measurement on human subjects. The method may be used by manufacturers of girdles as well as by consumers. © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-12
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2005


  • Body regions
  • Clothing
  • Pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Polymers and Plastics


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