3D Digital Modeling and Design of Custom-Fit Functional Compression Garment

  • Rong LiuEmail author
  • Bo Xu
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 849)


User-oriented custom-fit compression garment (CG) catering to individual preferences is fast growing. This study aims to establish and verify a new three-dimensional (3D) modeling and design system of custom-fit functional compression garment including digitalized body scanning, digital knitting design and performance assessment. The personalized numerical 3D models of human and elastic compression fabrics were created based on medical magnetic resonance scanning images, anthropometry, and finite element analysis. The developed numerical model was validated using experimental data and demonstrated agreement with the measured skin pressure profiles. The tissue deformations, curvature variations and internal stress distributions by the designed and fabricated CG were visualized via the developed numerical model and used for assessment of biomechanical effects of the designed CG on the specific subject. The applicability of the proposed digitalized development and assessment system for custom-fit pressure product was demonstrated, which would not only contribute to improving custom-fit, pressure function and wearing comfort, but also conform to the promising trend of automation and data exchange in modern textile and fashion manufacturing technologies.


3D modeling Custom-fit Compression garment Design Visualization 



We would like to thank the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for funding this research through research projects 1-ZE7K, 1-ZVLQ, G-YBUY and Innovation and Technology Fund through Project ITS/031/17.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Textiles and ClothingThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong

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