The booming market for compression textiles in sports and leisure applications offers a wide range of innovative products - stockings, socks, cuffs, shaping garments, shirts and leggings - that exert a defined pressure profile on specific parts of the body (e.g. torso, arms and legs).
Using DIN SPEC 4868, we measure specific parameters such as local pressure, pressure profile, compression category, stiffness and material fatigue.
DIN SPEC 4868, initiated by Hohenstein, is the first standard for compressive sports textiles (and can be applied to other, non-medical compression textiles, such as shapewear). Suppliers of compression textiles for sport and leisure now have a standard against which to improve and market products. The standard was crafted to allow product developers and manufacturers complete freedom in the design and functionality specific to any application.
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Testing on the HOSYcan (HOhenstein SYstem + CAN bus technology) device is non-destructive and applied over the entire length of the product. Arm and leg sleeves, shirts and pants (up to 100 cm in length and 12 to 150 cm in circumference) can be tested in almost any shape.
We also measure the recovery rate and compression after customizable periods of stretch and integrate 3D/4D scanning to evaluate the compression effect during complex motion sequences.