• Abracito: Designing Skin-to-Skin Incubation Garments for Preemies & Micro Preemies

    Design/Product Development

    Abracito: Designing Skin-to-Skin Incubation Garments for Preemies & Micro Preemies

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Abstract

Abracito is a collection of cloth wraps designed to promote skin-to-skin incubation practices with critically ill newborns and low birth weight babies born in low resource environments. This case study highlights a unique, international collaboration that engages university students in solving a real world problem through functional apparel design. The on-going project is generating student involvement in global citizenry with solutions to reduce infant mortality in Honduras through in country partnerships and Human Centered Design.

Keywords: Honduras, product design, functional apparel design, Human Centered Design

How to Cite:

Dawson M. & Golden M., (2019) “Abracito: Designing Skin-to-Skin Incubation Garments for Preemies & Micro Preemies”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.8199

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Published on
15 Dec 2019