Documentation

It is important to us that our products work the way they are supposed to. That is why we cooperate with LEAP Technology to measure how much pressure our compression bandages actually add. And the result of the first test is promising.

Together with LEAP Technology, we have tested whether electroactive polymer (EAP) sensors can measure the pressure added by a compression bandage to the body when it is static and when it is moving. We placed five sensors on the body of a test subject; on the ankle, calf, thigh, hip and stomach and then we put a lower body compression bandage on our test subject.

Stable pressure

Measurements indicated that the bandage provides a stable pressure on the body when static. Only the stomach sensor showed variation in the pressure – most likely due to breathing movements. When the test subject was moving, the measurements indicated pressure variations, primarily from the legs, which are also the part of the body that moves the most when walking.

We repeated the test on a mannequin, and the documented measurements revealed that our compression bandages provide stable pressure between 22 and 24 mmHg, which is quite accurately the 23 mmHg that we target when manufacturing bandages for compression class 2.

We document the effect of our compression bandages

The results of the test are clear: Electroactive polymer sensors are able to measure the pressure as well as pressure changes. Eto Garments compression bandages provide the pressure that we aim for.

We will continue to work together with LEAP Technology, allowing us as the only manufacturer on the market to be able to document the pressure of our compression bandages.

If you wish to learn more about our cooperation with LEAP Technology and our results, do not hesitate to contact Managing Director Anja Granberg at ag@eto-garments.com