Development of Medical Garments and Apparel for the Elderly and the Disabled

1st Edition

Ng Sau-Fun, Hui Chi-Leung, Wong Lai-Fan

CRC Press
Published March 7, 2012
Reference - 58 Pages
ISBN 9781466514355 - CAT# K14984
Series: Textile Progress


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Although the main theme of this book is products for the elderly and the disabled, it also contains major sections on medical garments, which include personal protective equipment (PPE), hip protectors (HP), pressure garments (PG), compression stockings (CS), wet dressings, products for wound dressing, adult incontinence products, sanitary napkins, disposable diapers, vital signs monitoring garments, motion aware clothing, wearable sensors and smart diapers and so on. The development of apparel for the elderly and the disabled is a challenge for the healthcare and clothing industries. The developed apparel products are not only based on various design, fashion and comfort concepts but also considered in terms of particular medical problems, restorative care functions, and appropriate solutions for healthcare purposes.