Bridgestone, JSR developing gloves for para-athletes

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. is working with synthetic rubber manufacturer JSR Corp. to develop gloves for wheelchair athletes, according a recent announcement by JSR.

The two companies are collaborating under a ‘sport and health innovation consortium’ started to developing gloves for para-athletes in 2015.

As one of their activities, consortium participants are working on 3D technology and materials-development for such sportswear.

“Gloves for wheelchair competitions are time consuming to produce because each of the athletes handmade,” explained JSR in a 21 Nov statement.

With the use of 3D data…

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