Lymed Dog Canine pressure garment by Lymed

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Lymed Dog

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Canine pressure garment

INSPIRATION:
Lymed has manufactured and designed pressure garments for human applications since 1993 with the goal of improving the quality of every-day life for all its clients. As a natural progression of skills and manufacturing techniques, Lymed was inspired to transform a highly functional and tested Lymed medical garment into a renowned design item, meant for canines. A first in its medical field, Lymed's design language is a match for its quality - strong, bold and different.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Lymed Dog medical garments are individual, custom-made pressure garments. Products are studied and can be used to calm the dog, to treat different neurological disorders and affect the ability to re-focus and self-appease. They can be used e.g. in treating sound sensitivity, fears, anxieties and hyperactivity. The clientele of Lymed Dog products are, e.g., police canine units, service and guide dogs, detection and rescue dogs or racing and competing dogs.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
As studied with Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Helsinki, the pressure garment has an effect on dog behavior. Medical pressure, and how it is constructed, plays a pivotal role in the results of a pressure garment. Only achieved by measuring each dog individually, the measurements are then transformed into patterns and the design is applied to each garment. After manufacturing the garments, which are hand-cut and hand-sewn, are given to dog owners for use with detailed instructions.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Lymed Dog garments have been in development since 2011 in Tampere, Finland and the design was finalized for sales in late 2015.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Techniques for manufacturing the Lymed Dog design incorporate calculating the physical pressure exerted into the object with the properties of the textile, in relation to the dog's individual measurements. Combining mathematics, physics, textile know-how and visual design, Lymed Dog garment contains medically calculated pressure, is breathable and soft while retaining pressure exceptionally well.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Custom-made product manufactured after the dog's own measurements. Each garment requires a minimum of 25 individual measurements from the dog itself. The maximum amount of individual measurements per garment is over 40 measurements, depending on the shape of the garment.

TAGS:
compression, pressure, dogs, compression suit, pressure garment

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The well-being of a dog plays an important role in the design process. After initial case studies, followed by a Vet Faculty study along with now-ongoing studies, the medical applications of pressure treatment in dogs had to be mapped out. After that, the garment and design was defined through functionality - movement, mobility, activity and somatic, muscular and lymphatic system of dogs. The design of the product cannot be compromised over medicality and functionality, and the other way around.

CHALLENGE:
The biggest challenge with the product was to combine all its functionalities and visuality with a custom-made product that is individually manufactured per each order.

ADDED DATE:
2016-02-12 08:43:35

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Lymed Oy

IMAGE CREDITS:
all images: Lymed Oy

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Lymed is a registered trademark along with it's product groups.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.lymedanimal.com
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Lymed

PROFILE:
Lymed is a manufacturer of high class techno-medical garments, awarded many times for their quality and design. A spearhead in their own field, Lymed is the first one to incorporate award-winning design into medical products. Custom-made garments, for humans and animals, are innovatively developed and designed for different indications that require pressure treatment in cooperation with world's leading medical professionals. Controlling the entire productional chain and design, Lymed invests itself into every product it produces, all in-house in Finland. Garments and uniquely designed and handmade, influencing the quality of life of their every user. Garments are used in scar management, edema treatment, pain management, post-operatively, in sports and in several neurological conditions.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Lymed Dog Canine Pressure Garment by Lymed is a Nominee in Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Lymed Dog Canine Pressure Garment by Lymed is Winner in Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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