The aim of the project is to pierce the barriers between the environment and the human body, whether they are natural or man-made, focusing on the sense of touch.
The starting point is a personal concept developed in 2010, whose purpose is to improve mobility for visually impaired people. The concept is called Munivo and more details can be seen here: http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/02/10/hand-map-for-the-blind/
We worked in a group of 5 people and decided to brainstorm (See picture 'Brainstorming) general textile technology ideas to collaborate and discuss on some innovative and inspirational ideas. In addition to this, the group watched some inspiring textile technologies on youtube, including kinetic textile technology, color change textile, BMW automotive textile concept, Fashion 'structure changing clothing' and thermo-sensitive colors that can be used on textiles to affect textile patterns.