Variable fabric for wearable applications
ShapeTex can adopt different shapes and as such it is perfectly suited for wearable applications. The fabric has three layers, comprising thin copper, aluminium and the ultralight polyethylene. ShapeTex changes temperature and shape when electric current is fed through it. As the fabric cools, it returns to its original shape.
Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology
Coaches: Qi Wang, Ting Gong, Mirjam Nuver, Herma de Jong
Researchers: Panos Markopoulos, Marina Toeters