Utility Model Success from Our Faculty

by Suzan Özdemir | Jul 05, 2022
The utility model developed by Prof. Dr. Cevza CANDAN, Prof. Dr. Fatma Banu NERGİS and Bilge KOYUNCU has been accepted.

Our faculty members Prof. Dr. Cevza Candan, Prof. Dr. Fatma Banu Nergis and our Innovative Textiles Master's Program student Bilge Koyuncu developed an electronic knee brace (ARC Knee Brace), which provides active movement control, and has been accepted as a utility model by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.

Electronic knee clamp with active motion control, created by combining design, technology, and textiles, and in accordance with current conditions in light of technological developments at various scales such as the internet of things, additive and subtractive production, was designed to accompany the treatment processes after disability and to measure and track the user's developmental stages.

The developed and integrated design for knitted knee pads with patella open lateral support, which are prescribed for athletes after knee injuries, will allow users to apply recommended physical therapy movements by correctly managing their own strength without generating external force, and will help strengthen muscle groups around the joint under optimal conditions. It will measure the developmental stages of the improvement in the treatment process and provide data follow-up, and instantly share this information with the user and medical personnel.

Our researchers stated that the primary purpose of them is to obtain objective data if athletes or ordinary individuals can perform the prescribed physical therapy movements for knee injuries in an "active movement controlled" way in their home environment, and to do the movements themselves, to share the necessary user information instantly, and to inform the relevant specialist physicians about the development status of the user.


İTÜ Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design

Textile Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ) is the first and the single one offering textile engineering education in Istanbul, and also comes first among the top textile engineering schools in Turkey. Its history could be traced back to 1955; the year in which the textile division was established in the body of Mechanical Engineering. The school gained its current name and independent status in 1983. Therefore, it is obvious that the Textile Engineering Department is fairly new compared to the history of İTÜ stretching back to 240 years.


ITU Textile Engineering Undergraduate Program is an accredited program by ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), www.abet.org, (Criteria: General Criteria Only (EAC)). For further information on accrediation of ITU Textile Engineering Undergraduate Program, please visit the following link: https://tekstil.itu.edu.tr/en/education/accreditation/abet