The latest projects from fieldlab UPPS

The Fieldlab UPPS has been working on various projects with involved partners since 2018. After presenting the results of the first call in 2019, the projects of the second call are now in full swing! These projects also focus on the challenges surrounding the design, production and displaying and selling of Ultra Personalised Products & Services to the customer.

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Maat! personalised glasses

Made4Eyes B.V. (M4E) is committed to customizing eyewear using 3D scan and 3D print technology. In early 2019, M4E launched the Maat! brand, aimed at people who do not have a standard face shape. After a year and a half, it appears that there is a need for improvement in two areas. The Fieldlab and M4E investigated the possibilities of an instant 3D scanner. Also, the fitting of the temples is not always correct with strongly deviating head shapes. Fieldlab UPPS will contribute to the personalization of the temples.


Ultra-tailored suits

The Makers is a B2B company that delivers tailor-made suits to retailers. Due to the increasing demand for tailored suits, The Makers wants to increase its supply and improve the process. Together with Fieldlab, The Makers wants to investigate whether the use of 3D scanning for extraction of body measurements can replace the manual measurement of body dimensions, to speed up the process and prevent any adjustments after production. The company also wants to investigate how the customer interaction can be improved using modern user interface design and digital customisation options.

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Wrist guard for professional goalkeepers

Football is one of the most played sports in the world and has been around for a long time. Over the years, the game keeps getting more intense, with shots on target that can reach speeds of up to 200 km / h. As a result, keepers increasingly suffer from wrist and finger injuries. The use of tape is almost standard for goalkeepers, but this is very cost- and environmentally ineffective in daily use, such as the case with professional goalkeepers. A wrist brace would be a better solution, but they don’t fit under the goalkeeper’s gloves.


Digital blendshape for lingerie design

Together with the fashion/innovation company HYPERcurve, located in Brussels, Fieldlab UPPS is investigating future perspectives of the design process of intimate apparel. The current design process is still very traditional, meaning it uses rather unrealistic body models and many iterative trial and error loops. There is a better solution, is what Rosa Kramer, founder of HYPERcurve studio, thought. By using the newest 3D bodyscanning techniques, an innovative tool will be developed for smart and fast digital fitting, to realise a unique personal fit.


Smart sizing system for ankle straps

Together with Geosatis, we are working on the evaluation of sizing systems that achieve a maximum degree of safety and comfort with a minimum number of sizes for ankle straps for prisoners.

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Child respiratory masks for the IC

In collaboration with Amsterdam UMC, Fieldlab is committed to improving the design of respiratory masks for children through personalisation. The use of 3D scans for mask personalisation will be explored. But also aspects of use, material and production method will be included.


Splint ring

Existing splint rings are often very obvious and many people want to expose their medical problems so clearly. That is why Anna Ruiter has designed a series of splint rings that look like jewelry. The current design is designed from one model, but the goal is to tailor the splint ring for each individual user. Measurement and production method are central to this research with Fieldlab.

View an even more extensive description of the completed projects on the Fieldlab UPPS website