A Smart Scholar Making Smart Clothing

  • 5 October 2018
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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A Smart Scholar Making Smart Clothing

Shu Hwa Lin (FDM) invited Ching I “Genny” Lai to CTAHR as a visiting scholar to learn 3D body scanning in FDM. Genny is a Ph.D. candidate in her last semester at the Graduate School of Design at the National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Taiwan. A designer of smart clothing, Genny is planning to research and design electromagnetic protection garments for children with 3D body scanning technology. She will conduct research through February 2019 with Shu Hwa’s guidance and input. Genny will also present two design projects, “Love Postoperative ECG Vest” and “Love Postoperative ECG T-Shirt,” that have been selected as part of a juried exhibit at the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio, in November 2018. Here Genny and Shu Hwa are pictured testing a novel wearable platform on the iPhone for 24-hour postoperative electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring.