How Heriot-Watt School of Textiles & Design helps in burn scar treatment

Pressure garments have been used in the treatment of burn scars since the 1970s.  Staff at Heriot-Watt University developed the first scientifically established guidelines for their design and manufacture.

They are often custom-made from elastic fabrics by commercial producers and hospital staff.  Research from Heriot-Watt’s School of Textiles & Design has helped overcome the several problems associated with current pressure garment treatment.

Watch the video to see how Heriot-Watt University innovation is helping industry in their research and development.

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