Isobel Taylor – Glove & Hat
To help promote and assist with ambient well-being the two prototypes focus on contemporary use of materials and technology in their design to be both aesthetically pleasing & functional.
Raynaud’s is a condition mainly triggered by low temperatures resulting in loss of blood supply to the fingers. The GLOVE is aimed at Raynaud’s sufferers and helps to stabilise temperature in the wearer’s fingers. It monitors the temperature of fingers & environment, heating when needed.
Some sunlight is needed to help the body synthesize vitamin D whereas too much can be damaging to skin and cause burns. To enhance awareness of exposure to sunlight the HAT rim opens out shading the wearer’s face, dynamically changing in relation to environment.