3DBODY.TECH 2022 - Paper 22.09

E. Wendt et al., "Development of Clothing-Related Assistance Systems to Support the Mobility", Proc. of 3DBODY.TECH 2022 - 13th Int. Conf. and Exh. on 3D Body Scanning and Processing Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 25-26 Oct. 2022, #09, https://doi.org/10.15221/22.09.


Development of Clothing-Related Assistance Systems to Support the Mobility


Ellen WENDT, Doudou ZHANG, Sybille KRZYWINSKI, Yordan KYOSEV

TU Dresden, Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology, Germany


The aim of this research is the development of a clothing assistance system to support the mobility of older people, especially the movement from sitting to standing. The solution adapts to the body proportions, postures and movements that change with age without reducing the body's own strength and counteracting muscle degeneration. The energy storage and release required for support is realised by textile materials with different levels of strain stiffness. A wide range of elastic drawstrings is available for this purpose. Their integration into the overall system of the functional clothing in terms of production technology is intended to provide proportional support for muscle strength on the one hand and ensures good wearing comfort on the other. The result of the development is a passive exosuit in the form of functional underwear that can be worn under daywear.


smart clothing, 3D/4D bodyscanning, human model


Full paper: 2209wendt.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBODY.TECH 2022, 25-26 Oct. 2022, Lugano, Switzerland
Paper id#: 09
DOI: 10.15221/22.09
Presentation video: 3DBodyTech2022_09_wendt.mp4

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