Created by potrace 1.12, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2015

BodyICE: Lydia Lassila

Designing for high performance athletes

The BodyICE project was in collaboration with Australia's third ever Winter Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lassila. We researched compression garments and cooling technology to understand the opportunities in combining the two features and the application for athletes.

Lydia developed her own company BodyICE after injuring her knee at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. She was frustrated with the inefficiency of current cold therapy products on the market that leaked, slipped and were not cold enough.

Lydia approached the CDI to help with the physical product development that included working with garments, fabrics and fashion design. CDI and Lydia created a range of wearable products that assist in cooling the core body temperature. 

Prof. Blair Kuys

Director - Centre for Design Innovation    Faculty of Health, Arts and DesignSchool of DesignDepartment of Interior Architecture and...

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Nathan Loutit

Research Assistant Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, School of Design, Centre for Design Innovation (CDI) Nathan Loutit is the Lead...

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Dr. Alen Keirnan

Evaluation, Design Research and Co-design, RMIT  We have not yet reached a state of equality in our world. Design and Design research is one way...

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BodyICE was designed by Lydia Lassila, aerial skiing Olympic Champion, after a devastating knee injury at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy....

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