AiDA is a first-to-market technology that empowers fashion designers, based on their creative inspirations, to work with AI to create original designs. With just a few clicks, designers can choose or refine options to develop fashion collections, bringing agility, efficiency and flexibility to conventional and intensive studio processes.
Utilising computer vision and illuminating optical fibres, intelligent textiles are designed to recognise hand and body gestures to customise its colour illuminations instantly. The patented design and technology transforms conventionally passive fabrics into interactive textiles, making possible dynamic customisation of products and environments.
Prof. Calvin Wong, CEO of AiDLab and Cheng Yik Hung Professor in Fashion of PolyU, developed WiseEye with his research team. WiseEye is an AI-based textile material inspection technology, automatically and accurately detects fabric defects and colour shading in high-speed and real-time inspection environments.
Mixi is an AI-based fine-grained fashion attribute and colour recognition tool that can be used for both online shopping platforms and bricks and mortar stores. Mixi allows the customer to easily find fashion items that possess his/her preferred fashion attributes and colours.
To know more or try out Mixi, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Aemika Zou at email@example.com !
Led by Dr Carman LEE, Dr Yuk-Ming TANG & Dr Pai ZHENG, this research project uses AI assisted image recognition and statistical techniques to establish the relationships between features of non-verbal communication (facial expressions, body posture and gestures) of customers and their satisfaction with products/services. In addition, an intelligent system will be developed which users can obtain useful information such as customers’ satisfaction by their expressions, body posture and gestures as well as the online customer review.
Based on the non-verbal communication of human, the team has exploited a system of Human Robot Collaboration which demonstrates how the robotic arm assists human by a gesture. This study can help the team to get a holistic scene understanding that contributes to proactive Human-robot collaboration.
In the digital era, the use of immersive technology, consisting of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR), is gradually taking hold and widespread in our daily life. Led by Dr. Carman LEE, the research project exploits the ability of gesture control to command music streaming applications when using MR-enabled smart glasses. Users’ gestures are effectively recognised by applying our AI-empowered algorithms, and thus a number of skeleton joints are built and visualized for computations.
The above capability opens up more opportunities to develop cyber-physical systems that encourage more product and service innovation to benefit our daily lives and society.
To disseminate AiDLab’s latest technologies and boost knowledge transfer to a world of audience, AiDLab has held a seminar at CENTRESTAGE, along with a booth to showcase our latest technologies, including AiDA (AI-based Interactive Design Assistant for Fashion), Mixi (Best-in-class Precise Fashion Attribute and Colour Recognition System) and the Intelligent Textiles System.
As the first specialised exhibition on intelligent textile held by the Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab), Sensory Stitches featured a unique intelligent textile system with AI-based gesture recognition, along with a collection of 9 novel photonic textile designs and photonic fashion. These innovations created a brand-new interactive experience and visual stimulations to visitors.
Developed by Dr Jeanne Tan and her team, the intelligent textile system recognises hand and body gestures by utilising computer vision and deep learning in tandem with Polymeric Optical Fibres (POFs), and provides immediate feedback via different coloured illuminations. The patented design and technology transform conventionally passive fabrics into interactive textiles for dynamic customisation of environments and products. The intelligent textile system can be applied within the contexts of fashion, interiors and rehabilitation. The project is going to licence to a District Health Centre for the application of rehabilitation.
The ceremony marked a new milestone of AiDLab! Prof. Wing-tak Wong, Chairman of Board of Directors of AiDLab and Deputy President and Provost of PolyU, kicked off the Grand Opening of AiDLab with other officiating guests after his welcoming remarks. Followed by a toast to industry participants, founding committee members marked the official establishment of the Artificial Intelligence in Design Consortium (AiDC). The event was set to end on a high note with an introduction of the AiDLab by Prof Calvin Wong, Board of Directors, CEO & Centre Director of AiDLab & Cheng Yik Hung Professor in Fashion of PolyU, followed by tours in which guests can gain firsthand experience in various innovations of the lab.
Dr. Jeanne Tan, Centre Assistant Director & Principal Investigator of AiDLab, Dr. Elif Ozden Yenigun and Ms. Anne Toomey, Collaborating Investigators of AiDLab, were invited as panelists at the Panel Discussion of IASDR 2021!