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Melissa Conroy and Dr. Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao

Materials–Based Research Grant


This project builds on the soft, 3-dimensional structures of knitting for creating on-skin interfaces that change shape and location. Applications for these knitted on-skin interfaces include self-shifting protective padding for when engaging in high impact activities or an interactive brace for hip and knee surgery rehabilitation. Bridging craft and technology, we create interfaces that are functional as well as aesthetically expressive.


Ithaca, NY



Exploring Opportunities for Knitting and Morphing Second Skin


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