ABSTRACT

This research attempts to develop a method to relieve dysmenorrhea, which is an obstacle to many women's social activities, by designing a smartwear with built-in thermotherapy and TENS device. TENS therapy has the advantages of being controlled by patients and not depending on the use of drugs. The TENS device is designed as a stomach band so as to be unnoticeable to others when outer clothes are worn; the size was minimized and attached to underwear to facilitate use everywhere at any time. A current problem is the limitation of minimizing, but as battery technology is further developed, we can anticipate much smaller devices. The development of aforementioned smartwear function will increase women's choices in occupations and general improvement in quality of life.

KEYWORD

월경통, 경피신경 전기자극, 온열치료, 최소형 고안품, 스마트 의류

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