BodyICE: Lydia Lassila
Designing for high performance athletes
by Prof. Blair Kuys
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.