INDUSTRY 4.0 x ANKLE PROTECTION by Elena Stefanac

2018

Facts

Name
Elena Stefanac
Line of study
Industrial Design
Project type
MA project

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A message to fifteen-year-old me: You should have worn protection. Customized. 3D printed. Ankle support. Sportswear.

INDUSTRY 4.0 x ANKLE PROTECTION
Mass customization is a dominant trend in footwear for athletes, but so far the focus has been on style and fit. With her project Elena Stefanac wants to enable sportspersons to design individualised products that, apart from appearance, take improved performance and prevention of injury to the wearer into account. By combining 3D printing with textile design, athletes will now be able to have a personal, flexible ankle guard and thus take a proactive stance in terms of avoiding injury.

INDUSTRI 4.0 x ANKELBESKYTTER
Mass customization er en dominerende tendens inden for fodtøj til atleter, men fokus har hidtil været på stil og pasform. Elena Stefanac ønsker med sit projekt at give sportsudøvere mulighed for at designe individualiserede produkter, der udover udseende tager højde for forbedret ydeevne og forebyggelse af fodledsskader. Ved at kombinere 3D-print med tekstildesign kan atleter fremover få en personlig, fleksibel ankelbeskyttelse og dermed handle proaktivt i forhold til at undgå skader.

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Designer: Elena Stefanac

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