Assessment of fabrics worn on the upper limbs

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dc.contributor.author Williams, J. T. en
dc.contributor.author Davies, A. M. en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-11T13:24:39Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-11T13:24:39Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Williams, J.T. and Davies, A.M. (2005) Assessment of Fabrics Worn on the Upper Limbs. Medical textiles and biomaterials for healthcare: Proceedings of MEDTEX03 international conference and exhibition on healthcare and medical textiles, Bolton, 9-9 July 2003, pp. 256-265.
dc.identifier.isbn 1-85573-683-7 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/527
dc.description This paper investigates the structure/property relationships of novel engineered 3D fabrics that could be worn next to the skin replacing single or plied knitted/woven fabrics. Modified surface characteristics and the effects on comfort along with stretch characteristics impacting on skin pressure are explored. The density and thickness of the spacer yarns affected comfort and compressibility. Fabrics were produced in conjunction with local industry. Used in the DRIFTS concept for tremor suppression, these can significantly enhance the quality of life. Incorporation of an absorbent interlayer would allow this concept to be used for incontinence products and high performance sportswear. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject RAE 2008
dc.subject UoA 25 General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering
dc.title Assessment of fabrics worn on the upper limbs en
dc.type Other en
dc.researchgroup Textiles Engineering and Materials (TEAM)


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