Comfort in textiles and clothing

2A1_0085_ RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLOTHING PRESSURE AND SKIN TEMPERATURE: SUPPORT KNEE-HIGH SOCKS

Authors
  • Tamaki Mitsuno
  • Aya Yamagishi
  • Mayuko Takenaka

Abstract

An online questionnaire among 1425 female Japanese consumers revealed that knee-high socks were the most desirable product for swelling body parts. We measured clothing pressure using a hydrostatic-pressure balanced method, while subjects wore support knee-high socks (SKSs) in a standing position. Before-after skin temperature of the dorsal lower legs and feet were measured using a thermo-tracer while subjects wore SKSs for 4 hours. The distribution of clothing pressure in a vertical position, with low clothing pressure on the inside part of the leg and high clothing pressure on the arch of the foot, promoted blood circulation.

Keywords: Support knee-high socks, clothing pressure, skin temperature, wearing comfort, thermo-tracer

How to Cite:

Mitsuno, T. & Yamagishi, A. & Takenaka, M., (2019) “2A1_0085_ RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLOTHING PRESSURE AND SKIN TEMPERATURE: SUPPORT KNEE-HIGH SOCKS”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.6.

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Published on
13 Aug 2019
Peer Reviewed