Exploring Opportunities for Knitting and Morphing a Second Skin

Awarded $10,000; Ithaca, NY 

Lead STEM Collaborator—Dr. Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, Assistant Professor & Director of the Hybrid Body Lab, Cornell University 

Lead Craft Collaborator—Melissa Conroy, Sr. Lecturer, Cornell University Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design 

“This project adapts knitting as a fabrication approach for crafting a range of on-body interfaces. Applications for these knitted wearable interfaces include self-shifting protective padding for when engaging in high impact activities or interactive braces for surgery rehabilitation. Bridging craft and technology, we create interfaces that are functional as well as aesthetically expressive.”

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