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.

Courtesy of Nervous System

Courtesy of Nervous System

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.

Courtesy of Nervous System

Courtesy of Nervous System

 

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

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