Pregnant women are commonly troubled with foot pain due to their increased weight and secretion of relaxin. Foot anatomic variations, such as dimensional increase and arch drop, swelling and weakened foot ligaments, influencing adversely foot health, comfort and postural stability. Currently, there is no suitable footwear available to tackle these problems.
Established in 2006, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) is funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR government, and hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
HKRITA has achieved research deliverables over the years around our research clusters targeting in sustainability, industry advancement and social benefits through our centre-owned research teams and laboratories as well as collaborations with industry partners and institutions.