Induro is an athletic support sock designed for volleyball players. The product consists of a self-hardening fabric that is able to read the electron structure of the wearer’s foot. Based on these signals, the fabric can become hard for greater support or soft and malleable for greater flexibility, based on the athlete’s needs. These parameters allow Induro to protect the volleyball player’s ankle at the pressure points that receive the greatest physical strain and stress throughout a game. With purposeful placement of sensors throughout the fabric, Induro can predict injury before severe damage occurs, providing the athlete protection and confidence.
Esmerly Simé Segura is a Dominican Industrial and Footwear Designer born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She graduated the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Industrial Design and a minor in Footwear and Accessory Design. She has previously collaborated in sponsored studios with BMW Group Technology Office and HEINEKEN USA and has worked for Kohler Co., Banana Republic and Ancestry. Her design education and collective of professional experiences have led her to understand the potentials of design for sustainability, pursue innovation in the realms of human and digital interactions as an experience designer in the automotive and tech industries and explore the infinite possibilities of form, color, material and finish in the footwear, jewelry and kitchen & bath industries. Through her work, she aims to encourage passion and energy as a journey through design.morePortfolio LinkedIn Instagram
Andrew Repak is an American Industrial Designer born and raised in New Jersey, USA. He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018, where he pursued a B.F.A. in Product Design. With a childhood surrounded by the fashion and textile industry, he was always exposed to creativity, color, concept sketching and trade shows. Today, he still enjoys the process of creating whether it is for problem solving exercises or freelance work, the passion to create will always be there. With a strong love for the automotive and marine industry, he hopes to soon pursue a career in Transportation Design.morePortfolio