Test criteria

The compression and pressure profile of compression textiles for sports and leisure are measured using the HOSYcan test device according to DIN SPEC 4868.

In order to ascertain compression of an item, it is clamped into the HOSYcan device and stretched to its given dimensions for girth. Compression and the course of compression are calculated along the entire length of the test sample based on the force values measured when it is stretched to body circumference.

The pressure values can be assigned to compression categories. Thus it is possible to compare different samples and evaluate them objectively.