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Hospital gowns are very important for patients who need to spend some time at a medical facility. These garments should be lightweight and forgiving, as patients need to be able to move freely between several positions. In many cases, of course, they will be lying down, but they must also be able to sit, stand, and walk to the bathroom or between gurneys and beds to get to different examination rooms. Hospitals need to have many different kinds of garments to suit patients of different shapes and sizes and this includes oversized hospital gowns for patients of substantial height or girth.
It is important that hospital gowns provide modest coverage of the body so that all patients can feel comfortable during their stay in a medical facility. Many patients are already uncomfortable being at a hospital simply because of whatever condition, illness, or disease may have brought them in, so it won’t help if they are self-conscious about their appearance as well. Maintaining privacy and dignity, then, is the most important thing and oversized hospital gowns help by providing extensive coverage for patients that are of substantial size.
Oversized hospital gowns are available in sizes 3X and larger, often up to size 10X. They are designed to fit and cover large patients, minimizing embarrassment while allowing doctors to continue to their jobs efficiently and effectively. The most common issue with gowns for larger patients is how well they close, which is usually simply tied in the back. Larger patients often have difficulty with this and oversized garments help to ensure that there are no problems in this regard; again, ensuring that there is no awkward or embarrassing feelings in the examination room as well as in the hallways. One way they do this is by moving the tie to the side instead of putting them in the back.
Oversized hospital gowns are also made with comfort in mind. Like their smaller counterparts, these garments should feel light and soft; after all, they will be in direct contact with your skin. They are also very durable because they are used quite often and must go through a rigorous cleaning and sanitation process in order to continue being reused by patients. While you may feel that hospitals should use disposable gowns, washing and reusing cloth ones help to keep costs down, which hopefully translates to a smaller bill for you as a patient.
Velcro, the first fabric-based hook-and-loop fastener ever to breach the public market was invented by an Electrical Engineer George do Mestral, of Switzerland, in 1948. It took him seven years to patent his technology as he continued to refine and development the uniquely practical manufacturing of the product until it became available in the commercial market in the late 1950’s. The name is taken from the French word velour and crochet. The first sample was made of cotton, which of course was quickly found to be quite impractical and soon replaced by a Nylon and polyester which are far more resilient.
There are, obviously, many practical ways that you could use Velcro. In fact, it is very common among military garments and equipment because of the expediency by which it operates. It is this expediency that was probably responsible for the development of Velcro footwear. By adding the fabric fastener to shoes, Velcro alters the experience of wearing them.
First of all, it is very common to find Velcro footwear for children. This is an obvious choice, as young children often take a while to learn how to tie their shoes. They have still yet to develop the manual dexterity needed to perform the task efficiently. Alternately, though, it is not difficult for anyway to pull the top strap of a Velcro fastener tightly and then press down. Because the Velcro fastener is so easy for children to use, it is very common to find children’s shoes sporting not only the hook-an-loop fasteners but also a variety of the most popular child icons from television programs.
It is also somewhat common to see Velcro footwear on shelves next to other athletic shoes. While the Velcro fabric alone is not necessarily good enough to withstand the demands placed on athletic equipment, it seems to be quite effective in helping shoelaces remain tied tightly. Together, then, both types of fasteners ensure that shoes fit properly and comfortably so an athlete can perform their job effectively.
Finally, it is also common to find Velcro footwear in places like retirement homes. Perhaps people in the retired community prefer to not tie their shoes, or the reason for their popularity might be due to things like arthritis and osteoporosis. Older people may have trouble tying laces with fingers that are not as agile as they once were. On the other hand, it could just be a matter of comfort, as Velcro offers a more simple, relaxed style of shoe.