2B3_0609_ COMPRESSION FATIGUE BEHAVIOUR OF A BIOMIMETIC 3D TEXTILE STRUCTURE FOR PRESSURE ULCERS PREVENTION
- Pedro Silva
- C. Silva
- J. Pereira
- T. Bento
- R. Fangueiro
The objective of the present research study is the development of a multifunctional textile structure to prevent the appearance of pressure ulcers. The concept of the overall structure was inspired by plant structures morphology, resulting in a 3D patchwork knitted fabric, specially designed according to the necessities of body segments, for a mattress overlay. To simulate the pressure that causes the occurrence of bedsores, compression tests were performed allowing the analysis of strain/stress behaviour, energy absorption and thickness variation under load. The results show the suitable behaviour of the textile structure developed to prevent pressure ulcers.
Keywords: pressure ulcers, biomimetics, 3D textile structures, compression
How to Cite:
Silva, P. & Silva, C. & Pereira, J. & Bento, T. & Fangueiro, R., (2019) “2B3_0609_ COMPRESSION FATIGUE BEHAVIOUR OF A BIOMIMETIC 3D TEXTILE STRUCTURE FOR PRESSURE ULCERS PREVENTION”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.9.