Students design innovative garments for the aging.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Clothing and dress (Design and construction)
Disabled persons (Clothing)
Aged (Clothing)
Fashion design (Study and teaching)
Pub Date: 05/01/2010
Publication: Name: Human Ecology Publisher: Cornell University, Human Ecology Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Cornell University, Human Ecology ISSN: 1530-7069
Issue: Date: May, 2010 Source Volume: 38 Source Issue: 1
Product: Product Code: 2300000 Apparel & Related Products NAICS Code: 315 Apparel Manufacturing
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 230063964
Full Text: Students in the course Textiles, Apparel, and Innovation designed winter boots that improve circulation and a jacket with built-in headphones for people in wheelchairs, among other products to improve the lives of senior citizens and the disabled. The course is taught by Juan Hinestroza, assistant professor of fiber science & apparel design. To help the students develop their concepts, local senior citizens and people with disabilities attended classes throughout the semester. This year's projects are so impressive that some of the design teams have filed invention disclosures, the first step to applying for a patent.

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