Apparel Design>Khushboo D Patel
Student Name: Khushboo D Patel
Guide: Dr. Ketankumar Vadodaria
CoCo
The field of smart wearables is relatively new and experimental. Immense work has been carried out over the years in smart and efficient product development. The success ratio of this product acceptance in the market is considerable, if not overwhelming. Designing and developing these commercially viable smart wearables is more like an abyss of unknown. Most of the elements required to design these systems need to be individually scrutinized, explored for alternatives and developed from scratch. Multidisciplinary collaborations are the best approach to address such problem statements with a probability of a successful outcome. The project extended the opportunities to explore and experiment with unconventional materials and learn more as it progressed. This evolution of smart wearable illustrates the new possibilities of how clothing can be more than just fashion. Even some futurologists predict that the evolution of material will lead to the development of clothing that can imitate the behaviour of living organisms, being able to adapt, self-heal and replicate, changing the meaning of clothing as we perceive it today.
Keywords: conductive ink, graphene, smart wearables, thermoregulation, winter wear
Student Name: Khushboo D Patel
Programme: M.Des.
Guide: Dr. Ketankumar Vadodaria