Design and Product Development

Development of Lifting-Assistive Suit Designs for Patient Caregivers

Authors
  • Jeong Eun Yoon
  • Jiwon Chung
  • Soah Park
  • Sumin Koo

Abstract

The objective of this study was to develop lifting-assistive suits for patient caregivers,and the results of this study have the potential to inform the development of wearable suits, considering fabric mapping and design details. During the initial stages of design development, different fabric types and their suitable application locations for the suits were explored. The results of the study are as follows. First, concerning the dimensional stability to washing, both F1 and F2 exhibited a decrease of-0.5% in length and width. Second, in terms of colorfastness to rubbing, bothF1 and F2 achieved a grade of 4-5 for dry and wet conditions in terms of length and width. Lastly, both fabrics demonstrated high durability against bursting. The findings of this study hold promise in supporting the advancement of wearable suits, ultimately benefiting caregivers and promoting the wellness and well-being of the elderly.

Keywords: Lifting assistance, suit, caregivers, development, clothing design

How to Cite:

Yoon, J., Chung, J., Park, S. & Koo, S., (2024) “Development of Lifting-Assistive Suit Designs for Patient Caregivers”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.17307

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Published on
22 Jan 2024
Peer Reviewed