AiDLab Seminar Series 01: The Future of Intimate Apparel and Activewear

The inaugural seminar of AiDLab - “The Future of Intimate Apparel and Activewear” was held successfully on 29th Oct. Mr Henrik Siu from Nike, Dr Joanne Yip and Dr Kit-lun Yick from PolyU shared their valuable experience and insights on how we could leverage AI and the latest technology to advance product design around the Intimate Apparel and Activewear spaces.

In a live demonstration, physical participants got the chance to learn and experience firsthand how the project team of AiDLab can utilise the advanced 4D Body Scanning System for innovative product design.

Panel Guest Mr Henrik Siu | Product Creation Director, Nike 360 Holding B.V.  
Dr Joanne Yip
 | Associate Dean of Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, Associate Professor of Institute of Textiles and Clothing, PolyU

Topic: Artificial intelligence designed functional clothing: Why and How we will apply AI in the design process?

It is time consuming and challenging to optimise different design parameters when it comes to the design of functional clothing. In this presentation, Dr Joanne Yip will share her project as an example on how we will leverage AI to solve complex problems smarter and faster for achieving optimal design. And how these transferable skills may benefit the design of intimate apparel and activewear.

  Dr Kit-lun Yick | Associate Professor of Institute of Textiles and Clothing, PolyU, & Team Leader of Ergonomic and Inclusive Design Research Programme, AiDLab  

Topic: 4D Body Scanning System: Operation principle and demo

Apart from just aesthetics and basic protection of the wearer, functional apparels are expected to perform multiple functions to enhance the performance of sportspersons by providing a high level of flexibility. The 4D Body Scanning System, which is able to capture the full 3D human body shape in motion, enabling the design of functional apparels with comfort in every movement more achievable. Attendees joining this live demonstration will get the chance to know the operation principle of the system and its usage.