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Development of Thermo-Cervical Collar


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1 Department of Apparel and Textile Science, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Apparel and Textile Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
     

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The aim of the present paper was to develop thermo cervical collar and study its functional and cost effectiveness through a trial from ten respondents suffering from severe cervical pain. Ten different industries manufacturing heat gel packs were personally visited to get an insight of the fabric used in gel pack gloves. PVC fabric and Casement fabric were used by majority of the brands. Three different collars were developed using either PVC fabric or Casement fabric or combination of both in outer and inner fabric layer The collar made up of the combined fabrics showed the maximum heat retention of about one and half hours when the gel pack was heated for one minute in a microwave oven. This collar was given to respondents selected through snowball sampling technique for three days each. Seventy percent respondents found the collar to be highly effective and all of them (100%) opined it to be cost effective and were ready to buy it at quoted price of Rs. 300/- only.

Keywords

Thermo-Cervical, PVC, Casement Fabric.
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Tanvir Kaur Chohan
Department of Apparel and Textile Science, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Surabhi Mahajan
Department of Apparel and Textile Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


The aim of the present paper was to develop thermo cervical collar and study its functional and cost effectiveness through a trial from ten respondents suffering from severe cervical pain. Ten different industries manufacturing heat gel packs were personally visited to get an insight of the fabric used in gel pack gloves. PVC fabric and Casement fabric were used by majority of the brands. Three different collars were developed using either PVC fabric or Casement fabric or combination of both in outer and inner fabric layer The collar made up of the combined fabrics showed the maximum heat retention of about one and half hours when the gel pack was heated for one minute in a microwave oven. This collar was given to respondents selected through snowball sampling technique for three days each. Seventy percent respondents found the collar to be highly effective and all of them (100%) opined it to be cost effective and were ready to buy it at quoted price of Rs. 300/- only.

Keywords


Thermo-Cervical, PVC, Casement Fabric.