Design a stretchable elbow brace by the use of 3D printed mesostructure

Yun Jing Li, Chien Hsu Chen, Zheng Yu Hoe, Zong Xian Yin

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In addition to the functionality, wearing ease is also an important element for joint protective garment design. Besides, clothing fit is one of the important factors controlling the wearing ease. However, previous research in this area has been neither sufficient nor systematic. As elbow joint is one of the most strained joint of the body, the skin surface around it also has significant length change. Therefore, in this research an attempt has been made to analyze and quantify the length variations of skin surface around the elbow joint, and arrange a stretchable mesostucture on the base of these variations. 3D printing with its advantages of rapid manufacturing and design complexity than traditional textile industry, it is the method used for making the prototype in this study. Finally, an application for elbow brace design of the research results is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors
EditorsRavindra Goonetilleke, Waldemar Karwowski
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319416939
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
EventInternational Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, AHFE 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: 2016 Jul 272016 Jul 31

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


OtherInternational Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, AHFE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)


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