MADEC participates in IHSI 2019 CONFERENCE AS FOUNDATION MEMBER OF DESign4materials network

Bio-Smart Materials for Product Design Innovation

In the framework of design-driven material innovation approach and cross-disciplinary research practices, the aim of the MADEC’s contribution is to make clear how Bio-Smart Materials are creating new opportunities to realize answers to the complex needs of contemporary society. Emerging Bio-smart Materials create new opportunities to answers the complex needs of contemporary

At IHSI 2019 MADEC together with 2 other components of Design4materials network presents a series of case studies of bio-smart materials applications. These demonstrate a higher propensity for the use of biotechnological innovations.

The case studies are framed in three specific areas:

  • biomedical design
  • sports design
  • design for environment

These areas are particularly interested in the development and application of novel bio-smart materials for both their performances and sustainability.

Anura 3D printed patches of bio-smart polymers, design by G. Califano, Master D.RE.A.M. Academy, 2018. Courtesy Hybrid Lab, SUN.

This contribution is published as following:

Ferrara, M., Langella, C. and Lucibello S. (2019). Bio-smart Materials for Product Design Innovation: Going Through Qualities and Applications. In W. Karwowski, T. Ahram (eds.) Intelligent Human Systems Integration (pp. 634-640). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2019): Integrating People and Intelligent Systems, February 7-10, 2019, San Diego, California. Cham: Springer