Design and Product Development
Authors: Melissa Dawson (Rochester Institute of Technology) , Mary Golden (Rochester Institute of Technology)
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.8199None