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Bra Development for Mastectomy Patients

Women, after mastectomy wearing breast prosthesis to restore body image and quality of life, may complain the weight of breast prosthesis and physiological discomfort such as hot and non-breathable. In order to cope with different stages or situations (e.g. swimming, feeling weak, aging), the existing breast prosthesis is not matched with the user need. We want to develop a feasible removable bra with bra pad design for helping them to have a normal life during after operation.

The main idea of this project is to design and develop a novel bra, removable bra pad design with breathable materials combination model for localization of Hong Kong bra manufacturing, it also aims to fabricate mastectomy bras for breast cancer patients to recreate a feminine silhouette and pair up with the prosthesis to reform the body balance by using various kinds of filling material. Therefore, it can be customized for different stages or needs of the user. For example, a light weight, fibre-filled bra pad worn immediately after surgery until the scar has fully healed, or as a standard bra made to weigh the same as the normal breast, etc.

Project No. (ITC) ITP/055/19TP
Project Type Seed
Project Co-ordinator Dr. YAO Lei
Research Institute The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles & Apparel Limited
ITF Amount HK$ 2,445,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2020-03-31
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2021-09-30