Friday, October 9, 2015

RESHAPE15 | Winners

Announcing the winners of the RESHAPE15 | wearable technology competition 2015! 

This competition has been established to promote research, education, and production of digital ideas. The goal is to activate a prolific exchange of knowledge and information for the growth of an entire community joined by the love for innovation.

According to selection criteria, the Jury, formed by experts of fashion design, digital fabrication and computation design fields, selected three winners and two honorable mentions. RESHAPE15 received 70 applications from 25 different countries from all continents. The winners were selected for their conceptual ideas, understanding of design to production strategies, and market viability.

First place goes to Pinar Guvenc, Inanc Eray, Gonzalo Carbajo, and Marco Mattia Cristofori for their project Sponge Suit from USA. The project is swimwear that is environmentally proactive, economically sustainable, and intelligently manufactured by combining cutting edge 3D printing and nano-scale clean-tech material (super-hydrophobic carbon based material called the Sponge) research.

Second place is Selina Reiterer and Constantinos Miltiadis for their project JOHN PAUL GEORGE & ME from Austria. The project addresses interactive wearable textiles. And the project brings to children an interactive musical game, encouraging and stimulating their musical interest as well as their collaboration with each other to perform music.

Third place is Emmanouil Vermisso, Mate Thitisawat, Boutros Bou-Nahra, and Heather Akers for their project Carotid Thermo-Regulator from USA. The project is about reinventing the traditional neck Ruff as a liquid translator of bodily emotion. The idea resulting from the transformation of thermal data into graphics becomes an inherent ornamental quality of the piece.

The two honorable mentions include Judyta Cichocka and Zach Challies for their project Digital Outlook and Aino Aarnio-Juurinen and Visa Kupias for their project Avanto.

Check out all the entries.

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