Clothing is our own portable environment. This class researches and explores functional apparel, body-worn devices, and protective gear with a focus on mobility and using flexible textile-based materials. The COVID-19 pandemic is the single most important event of our lives today. It has and will continue to impact every single person on the planet. As designers, our job is to HELP. This class takes the opportunity to research, explore and innovate personal protective equipment. Protective clothing can be the barrier between life and death in many activities. Protective equipment is both designed and engineered, we will explore, identify and design portable environments.
This project, A Modular Face Mask, for An Active Lifestyle by Leo Zhang, aims at resolving potential discomfort faced by users, affecting their performance during exercise.