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

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Tamaki Mitsuno

Aya Yamagishi

Mayuko Takenaka

Published Aug 13, 2019

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.


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