Two chronic diseases affecting a large percentage of the population, especially women, are lymphoedema and lipoedema. Lipedema occurs in the lower limbs, and is a relatively frequent condition affecting between 12% and 20% of the world’s women, causing inflammation and the pathological proliferation of fat cells.
This is the background to the need for the TPTex 2.0 project to seek improvements for sufferers of the condition that requires the use of therapeutic compression textile garments for treatment and prevention.
The main objective of the TPTex 2.0 project is to develop compressive garments for lower limb pathologies such as lipedema in standard sizes that cover most sufferers of the pathologies.
The successful completion of the project led to the following results:
- Breathable, comfortable textile structures for use in the manufacture of therapeutic compressive garments.
- Standardised sizing and specific design of compression garments for the treatment of lipedema
- Specific knitted compression garments for lipedema used as an outer garment
- Value-added factors for compression garments using finishes for enhanced comfort
- Validation of the prototypes obtained by a user panel
This project is supported by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE, and is funded by the EU ERDF funds, within the Operational Programme ERDF of the Valencian Community 2014-2020.