Dunne's smart clothing work profiled by The Line

Lucy Dunne‘s (Apparel Design) smart clothing work is profiled by Dan Haugen, writing for The Line. Dunne tells Haugen that integrating technology for monitoring body function into clothing requires sensors close to the body, presenting a design challenge. “I was originally a clothing designer, and in clothing design you can’t ask the consumer to make those kinds of compromises, where they’re uncomfortable or they feel like they look weird,” Dunne tells Haugen. “So my interest is in translating those sensing techniques into everyday clothing.”

Haugen notes that Dunne received a Lectra Innovation Award for Faculty Research for her study on “Joint Sensing in Everyday Clothing: Analysis of Garment Ease and Signal Noise in a Garment-Integrated Optical Bend Sensor.”