Helen Koo Chosen for Inaugural Gerber FashionTech Professional Award at ITAA 2016 Conference
TOLLAND, Conn., USA, Jan. 11, 2017– Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, names Helen Koo, assistant professor, Department of Design at University of California, Davis, as the recipient of Gerber Technology’s FashionTech Professional Award.
The award was presented to Dr. Koo at the 2016 ITAA Conference; she was selected because of the creative and practical projects designed by her students yielding breakthrough innovations in wearable technology. Additionally, she is recognized for founding the Fashion Design and Technology Lab at the University of California, Davis and has focused her research on clothing designed to help those with special needs and physical limitations such as mobility and vision as well as developing clothing to help manage chronic diseases.
“We are honored to recognize Dr. Koo and support her with Gerber Technology products to further her cause of enabling research directed at solving quality-of-life issues,” said Elizabeth King, vice president, digital solutions community and ecosystem at Gerber Technology. “Her work, inspiring the future generation of FashionTech designers aiding those with disabilities, is an admirable use of technology in the fashion industry.”