The features of adaptive clothing include: flat seams, snaps, velcro, stretchy fabric, roomy design, longer rise in the back, elastic waist, and other features to increase comfort and reduce effort when dressing.
Adaptive clothing adapts to the nature of the disease to help both individuals and their caregivers.
The challenge is reduced bladder control and urgency. Adaptive clothing needs to be easily removed and needs to accommodate incontinence aids discreetly and comfortably.
The challenge is that Individual may disrobe at inappropriate times. To address that adaptive clothing has locking or closures in the back.
Parkinson’s Disease and Arthritis
The challenge is loss of fine motor skills. Adaptive clothing have Velcro or magnetic buttons, instead of traditional closures.
Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
The challenge is inability to bend muscles or move joints. Adaptive clothing have open back eliminating the need to rotate/bend muscles or joints.
The challenge is swelling of feet and legs makes it difficult to wear conventional footwear or pants. Adaptive Shoes and pants have adjustable sizes and non-restrictive closures.