BioTech Couture will culminate in an immersive runway show at the intersection of biotechnology and design. The show will feature biofeedback control couture dresses, 3D printed sculptural jewelry, and live projection mapping. A post-show exhibition will allow the audience members to see the pieces up close, learn more about the technology, and engage with the designers and models.
Four main couture dresses will be designed and fabricated, drawing inspiration from the four elements (earth, air, fire, water). Each dress will have a unique embedded sensor that will track different biosignals. Earth will be represented by an EMG signal, air by a respiratory signal, fire by an EKG signal, and water by an EEG signal. Six 3D printed jewelry pieces will be made for each collection, totaling to 24 custom jewelry pieces. Several different fabric manipulation and design techniques will be used to create the dresses. We plan to experiment with 3D scanning, 3D printing, fiber optics, laser cutting, parametric modeling, computational design, data visualization, and projection mapping.
- BioTech Couture
- Mariam Hasan, College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, BioTech Couture
- RJ Weaver, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Industrial Design, BioTech Couture
- Minakshi Seth, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Industrial Design
- Leah Thomas, College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, BioTech Couture