World leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, Gerber Technology has named Helen Koo, assistant professor, Department of Design at University of California, Davis as the recipient of Gerber Technology’s FashionTech Professional award. Koo was selected because of the creative and practical projects designed by her students yielding breakthrough innovations in wearable technology.
Moreover, she has been recognized for founding the Fashion Design and Technology Lab at the University of California, Davis. Earlier, she conducted multidisciplinary funded research projects on developing functional gear for sports, protective products and clothing for extreme environments, and smart clothing with sensors for healthcare. Her recent works focus on developing wearable technology for people with chronic diseases and disabilities.
Gerber’s FashionTech Professional Award is a contest for FashionTech instructors, faculty and professionals from colleges and universities that are members of ITAA. The recipient of the award receives a subscription of Gerber software and training valued at $20,000 and includes industry-leading products such as AccuMark® and YuniquePLM as well as training through Gerber University.