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Article: Exploring mass customization and textile application in medical products: re-designing scoliosis brace for shorter production lead time and better quality of life

TitleExploring mass customization and textile application in medical products: re-designing scoliosis brace for shorter production lead time and better quality of life
Authors
Keywordsadolescent idiopathic scoliosis
textile-based medical product
scoliosis brace design
mass customization
quality of life
Issue Date2020
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://trj.sagepub.com
Citation
Textile Research Journal, 2020, Epub 2020-04-11 How to Cite?
AbstractBracing is the most common non-operative treatment option for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). However, existing brace designs have deficiencies, including a long production lead time and low patient compliance caused by the negative impacts of bracing on quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to address these problems by developing a new textile-based scoliosis brace in accordance with the biomechanics used in the existing braces for spinal correction. A case study of interface pressure had been carried out to determine the optimum combination of pads to be used in the proposed brace to correct a scoliotic spine. AIS patients who were undergoing hard brace treatment were recruited to complete a questionnaire (BrQ) on hard braces and on the proposed brace. The BrQ scores of the two types of braces were compared to assess their respective impacts on the QoL. The findings show that the proposed brace can address the issue of patient compliance by reducing the impact of bracing on QoL, and shorten the production lead time through incorporation of the mass customization concept into the design. Similar to most of the commonly-used scoliosis braces, the selected combination of pads used in the proposed brace for spinal correction shows a sufficient amount of exerted pressure and a similar function of active spinal correction.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/283253
ISSN
2019 Impact Factor: 1.926
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.690

 

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dc.contributor.authorFung, OHY-
dc.contributor.authorYip, J-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, MC-
dc.contributor.authorYick, KL-
dc.contributor.authorKwan, KYH-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, KMC-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, JPY-
dc.contributor.authorTse, CY-
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-22T02:54:10Z-
dc.date.available2020-06-22T02:54:10Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationTextile Research Journal, 2020, Epub 2020-04-11-
dc.identifier.issn0040-5175-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/283253-
dc.description.abstractBracing is the most common non-operative treatment option for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). However, existing brace designs have deficiencies, including a long production lead time and low patient compliance caused by the negative impacts of bracing on quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to address these problems by developing a new textile-based scoliosis brace in accordance with the biomechanics used in the existing braces for spinal correction. A case study of interface pressure had been carried out to determine the optimum combination of pads to be used in the proposed brace to correct a scoliotic spine. AIS patients who were undergoing hard brace treatment were recruited to complete a questionnaire (BrQ) on hard braces and on the proposed brace. The BrQ scores of the two types of braces were compared to assess their respective impacts on the QoL. The findings show that the proposed brace can address the issue of patient compliance by reducing the impact of bracing on QoL, and shorten the production lead time through incorporation of the mass customization concept into the design. Similar to most of the commonly-used scoliosis braces, the selected combination of pads used in the proposed brace for spinal correction shows a sufficient amount of exerted pressure and a similar function of active spinal correction.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://trj.sagepub.com-
dc.relation.ispartofTextile Research Journal-
dc.rightsTextile Research Journal. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.-
dc.subjectadolescent idiopathic scoliosis-
dc.subjecttextile-based medical product-
dc.subjectscoliosis brace design-
dc.subjectmass customization-
dc.subjectquality of life-
dc.titleExploring mass customization and textile application in medical products: re-designing scoliosis brace for shorter production lead time and better quality of life-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailKwan, KYH: kyhkwan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, KMC: cheungmc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, JPY: cheungjp@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityKwan, KYH=rp02014-
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, KMC=rp00387-
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, JPY=rp01685-
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0040517520916922-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85083770493-
dc.identifier.hkuros310630-
dc.identifier.volumeEpub 2020-04-11-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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