The Kinematics Bodice
Kinematics Bodice – or designing the perfect garment that follows the exact shape of your body. No seams, no patterns, no sewing machine – just a computer attached to a 4D printing machine, and a body scanner. And that’s it! Somerville based design studio – Nervous System, has found a way to do exactly that. They took a scan of Jessica’s body – one of the founders, and then generated a virtual parametric bodice, by using the Kinematics Clothing app they developed.
To make sure this would fit into the printer once transferred into the real world, a Kinematics Folding app was used. The result was a 1320 pieces bodice, that was ready to wear right away. And more important – it is the exact size of the model, and it fits perfectly. It also has a few snaps in the back, to ensure a comfortable way to put it on.
The studio has been experimenting with 4D printed designs for a few years. Their collection also features a dress, jewelry design, and furniture objects.
By Cristina Juc