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High-Performance Sportswear and Devices

Responding to the requests from industry, this project aims to design and develop high-performance sportswear and devices (High Performance Sportswear and Devices for short) that are identified to have good market potential by industrial sponsors/partners. This is an applied research project with focus on product design innovations and scalable technology innovations on the basis of the extensive research in textile bioengineering and a number of patented inventions from the research team. Tangible deliverables include: (1) three series of novel high-performance sportswear and/or devices will be invented, including winter running wear, summer running wear and cycling wear; (2) technical know-how on how to design and fabricate the knitted fabrics/garments; (3) scalable technologies on how to finish the fabrics/devices to achieve desirable functional performances; (4) scientific evaluation and quality control methods on the functional properties of the fabrics/devices; (5) computer simulations and digital visualizations of their functional performances and (6) human physiological and psychological sensory evaluations and illustrations of their functional performances.


Bronze Award in the 1st Asia Exhibition of Inventions Hong Kong (2018)
Gold Award in the 5th China Sportswear Contest (2010)
Project No. (ITC) ITP/014/08TP
Project Type Platform
Project Co-ordinator Prof. LI Yi
Research Institute The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ITF Amount HK$ 4,568,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2008-06-01
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2010-03-31
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