For the 101st Tour de France, which began last weekend, Nate Demarest, global director of innovation at Nike’s Advanced Innovation Team, has led the design of an aerodynamic body suit for Lance Armstrong’s US Postal team. Devised chiefly for the one- day mountain time trial up L’Alpe D’Huez, an individual 15km stage taking place on 21 July, the creative team needed a design that was ‘fast, lightweight and cool’, explains Demarest. ‘We designed a new suit that is 39 seconds faster over 55km. The most crucial element is the wind tunnel testing, a science still in its infancy,’ he adds.
Games and augmented reality features for children sit alongside artificial intelligence features for parents, who can ask questions to find out about their child’s progress.
The winning entry of the product design competition will be awarded £3,000, while a further £2,000 will go to the university they study at.
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The West Midlands city has been awarded £3 million, and will host a year-long series of events that will encompass art, design, theatre and more.