Title: Development of a flexible customised compression garment pattern design system

Authors: Mohamed Najib Bin Salleh; Halim Bin Mad Lazim; Siti Norezam Binti Othman; Amir Feisal Merican Bin Aljunid Merican

Addresses: School of Technology Management and Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia ' School of Technology Management and Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia ' School of Technology Management and Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia ' Centre of Research for Computational Sciences and Informatics in Biology, Bioindustry, Environment, Agriculture and Healthcare (CRYSTAL) and Institute of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: The paper highlighted a new method that can be used to construct a customised compression garment for athletes. The garment must be able to exert high pressure on the ankle and become lower towards the knee. The garment was generated using 3D data of an athlete's body segment obtained by a non-invasive non-contact measurement system. Then, a 3D compression garment was generated using a novel modelling approach taking into account the properties of the fabric, how much pressure to be exerted and the curvature of body parts. The 3D garment model was then flattened into a 2D compression garment pattern design. Finally, an experiment was conducted to validate the system. The outcome of the research is a system that not only allows for the design of a customised compression garment, but also could be used to create a variety of compression garment that can exert different pressure.

Keywords: CADCAM; compression garments; sport engineering; computer-aided design; athletic performance; mechatronics; flexible garments; customised garments; garment industry; apparel industry; clothing industry; pattern design; athletes; sports garments; sports apparel; sports clothing; modelling; fabric properties; pressure; body curvature.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMECHS.2013.057443

International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, 2013 Vol.5 No.3, pp.202 - 208

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 31 Oct 2013 *

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