Mechanical design

Founded in 1863, the Politecnico di Milano is the largest school of architecture, design and engineering in Italy, located in Milan, at the heart of the world-renowned fashion and design industries. The Virtual and Physical Prototyping (VPP) group working on the ROSE project is part of the department of mechanical engineering specializing in integration and the use of virtual reality for prototyping. The rôle of the POLIMI team will be to develop conceptual design solutions and wearable prototypes, help optimize fluidics and electronics and participate in the development of the user interface.

The POLIMI team

Marina Carulli

Marina Carulli is an Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Politecnico di Milano. She is a product designer and passionate about good esthetic and ergonomic design. Her research interests include design methods, Virtual Prototyping techniques and Multisensory User Experience. She has co-authored more than 50 scientific papers.

Michele Bertolini

Michele Bertolini obtained his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2022. Since 2023, he is Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Politecnico di Milano. His main research interests lie in the area of digital human modelling, medical image segmentation, CAD modelling and additive manufacturing. He will be helping with the understanding of fluid flows in the nasal cavity.

Monica Bordegoni

Monica Bordegoni is full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Design of the Politecnico di Milano. Her research interests are in the areas of product design methods, virtual and physical prototyping, extended reality technologies, user experience design, and multisensory interaction. She has published around 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Design Society