Tailored Bond is a long term, on-going research project that explores the possibilities involved in the combination of 3D technologies, human biology and technical industrial knitting. The aim behind this investigation is the creation of a textile exoskin for the human body i.e. technical textile assisted healing devices - such as medical braces - that can give custom made external support to different tissues of a body.
The project proposes a tailored-to-fit system for the production of knitted supportive structures. This technology can operate through a software that is capable of translating detailed data, from a patient’s Tridimensional Magnetic Resonance Imagining scan, into a mapped code for the knitting machine to understand. With Tailored Bond I suggest a production system that allows to calibrate different levels of dynamics from our body and create a common language between the injured area and the assistive brace.