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Dura-Gil J.V.,Polytechnic University of Valencia | Ballester-Fernandez A.,Polytechnic University of Valencia | Cavallaro M.,User Centered Manufacturing | Chiodi A.,User Centered Manufacturing | And 4 more authors.
International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing | Year: 2016

Mass-customization of wearable products are offered as a higher added value to the broad public and have to compete with ready-to-wear offer. However, people with specific requirements are not covered by the current mass-customised products. This is the case of the elderly, disabled, diabetic and obese population groups when wearing textiles, clothing, footwear and textile-based orthotic goods. Further, at present, available knowledge and flexibility of production equipment and machinery of small and medium-sized enterprises operating in these traditional industries (even those that already offer made-to-measure products to the mass public) is unable to respond to the individual needs among such heterogeneous groups. The FASHION-ABLE project has solved this problem with a comprehensive set of solutions. © 2016 Taylor & Francis

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