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Geneviève Dion

[Photo: courtesy of Drexel University]

Most Creative People 2014

Geneviève Dion

Director, Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory

For stretching the potential of fabric
Most Creative People

Geneviève Dion is a Quebec-born fashion designer who now runs the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She and a multi-disciplinary team of creatives, engineers, medical researchers, and scientists use high-tech industrial knitting machines to develop wearable smart textiles with built-in sensors that will one day impact everything from medical procedures like fetal monitoring to battlefield communications and homeland security operations.

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