Research Theme

In 2015, OSL’s research examined specific fabrication methods to apply principles of universal design for disability needs. From 3D-printed shoes to Bluetooth connected masks, the integration of appropriate technologies and fabrication techniques were examined in correlation with disability stigma. Each OSL research team created designs that focused on their client and his/her unique story through the process of making. OSL explored research techniques such as injection molding and 3D-printing with fabrics to create adaptive clothing.

About the Partnership

OSL co-designed a series of wearable products and adaptive clothing at MIT IDC supported by the Paralyzed Veterans of America Grant. In collaboration with Woolmark, textiles and materials were used and explored to explore wearable opportunities for people with a various disabilities. The Woolmark Company is a not-for-profit organisation we work alongside Australia’s 60,000 woolgrowers to research, develop and certify Australian wool. Their education programs represents a commitment between woolgrowers, brands and consumers.