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High Tech Post-Mastectomy Fashion

The Lumitact

— November 2, 2008 — Art & Design
As October ends, and with it Breast Cancer Awareness month, French art student Stephanie Choplin has created something to deliver an ongoing awareness.

Designed for women who have had a mastectomy, the Lumitact came about as a result of patients having lost a special part of their body they identified with their beauty, and also lost a certain confidence and a sense of femininity.

Honoring Breast Cancer Survivors, Stephanie Choplin “Realizes the importance of holding on and embracing our feminine side.”

“Lumitact is an adhesive, tactile breast prosthesis that integrates Philips Lumalive material into its design.”

As best described in her own words, the artist gives the following explanation:

“The luminous textile allows an observer to play with animated virtual entities. Animation gives the feeling that the prosthesis is not sluggish any more. Luminescent shapes are continually moving lovingly.

She adds, “An tender amorous game starts when the prosthesis is touched. The shapes slide softly toward the zone touched, like the shiver of a caress on the skin.”

Truly remarkable. Take a look at some more Philips and glow fabric technology below.
Trend Themes
1. Tactile Prosthesis Integration - Creating adhesive, tactile breast prosthesis that integrate innovative materials, such as Philips Lumalive, opens up opportunities for enhanced comfort and functionality in post-mastectomy fashion.
2. Animated Prosthetic Design - Developing animated virtual entities for prosthetic designs, like the moving, luminous shapes in the Lumitact, allows for a more dynamic and personalized experience for breast cancer survivors.
3. Interactive Prosthetic Technology - Exploring interactive technologies, such as touch-sensitive fabric, in the design of prosthetics introduces new ways for breast cancer survivors to engage with and feel empowered by their post-mastectomy fashion choices.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can utilize innovative materials and technologies, like Philips Lumalive, to create more inclusive and empowering post-mastectomy clothing and accessories.
2. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can embrace the integration of tactile and interactive prosthetic technologies to improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors and enhance their emotional well-being.
3. Textile Manufacturing - The textile manufacturing industry can explore the use of touch-sensitive fabric and other materials to develop customizable and responsive prosthetic designs for individuals who have undergone a mastectomy.
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