Investigation of subjective user experiences of applied passive compression on varying upper body locations

J. Walter Lee, Esther Foo, Simon Ozbek, Brad Holschuh

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Abstract

Strategically-applied compression on the body has been shown to elicit positive affect by creating feelings of calmness/relaxation. Although compression-based therapies are widely used in Occupational Therapy as a clinical intervention, current compression garment solutions suffer from various functional and usability issues and the spatial distribution between different commercially-available solutions vary widely. Currently, little is known about the specific location(s), intensity, and duration of pressure on the body that should be targeted in order to improve physical or mental well-being. With the hopes of contributing to more empirically-based compression garment designs in the future, this work reports a pilot investigation of the subjective user experiences when compression is applied on varying body locations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791841037
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Apr 15 2019Apr 18 2019

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period4/15/194/18/19

Keywords

  • Compression Garments
  • Compression Therapy
  • Wearable Technology

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