An investigation into the possibility of redistributing pressure in a garment used to treat Hypertrophic scarring- Synopsis
"Although many articles and reports exist about pressure garment therapy as a treatment for hypertrophic scarring, very few a focus on the amount of pressure delivered by these garments or how evenly they distribute that pressure. Research found no garment development studies in which comparisons of success or failure of garment design and its resulting pressure delivery.
This study investigated, observed, and recorded the amount of pressure delivered and its distribution. Using a combination of pattern cutting and fabric layering in their design three prototype garments were developed. An industry standard mannequin was substitute for a human subject during most of the tests with additional measurements taken from a female human subject for a small sample set of comparison data. "