Compression garments are used in many different therapies. Lymphedema compression gloves are uniquely challenging because of how difficult it is to measure the hand accurately. Compression Gloves are an essential component in the treatment and management of hand lymphedema, and they need to be custom fitted for each patient.
Custom fitting means that the anthropometric data must be as accurate as possible in order to fabricate lymphedema gloves. Usually, the manual method involves taking 13 separate measurements using a measuring tape. This process is not only time consuming, but its accuracy rate is low, as is its repeatability.