A tailor-made software solution

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Kurio 3D Compression is a manufacturer of made-to-measure sportswear that delivers precise, graduated compression to help athletes of all abilities improve performance and recovery. Its precision garments are tailor-made to each wearer’s individual body shape, to facilitate compression levels which provide optimal support to joints and muscles. All its garments utilise the latest technologies and have been developed, refined and perfected by scientists following research with leading British universities

The Challenge
The company produces pioneering 3D compression wear for competitors across all sports, from archery to gymnastics, cricket, football, athletics, triathlon, cycling and more, as well as tailored travel flight compression leggings. Most people do not conform to a standard size or body shape, so off-the-shelf compression garments cannot provide accurate graduated compression. Kurio needed to be able to take accurate measurements of each individual, before tailoring precision garments to their exact size and shape.

Digital Growth Programme Solution
Precise measurements are key to producing garments that deliver the correct compression levels. We provided grant funding of £4,000 to allow the development of bespoke software that would allow the company to scan body areas to within a 3mm tolerance. The software works in conjunction with a 3D scanner that takes up to 50,000 measurements. This data is used to create patterns unique to the wearer, before their garments are handmade to measure.

The Impact
Since launch, the software has enabled the company to create two new full-time and two new part-time jobs. The technology has prompted interest from a host of elite football clubs, including Leeds United, Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town and Stoke City, rugby club Leicester Tigers and the Vitus pro cycling team.

Client Testimonial
Paul Bromley, Director said: “Technology evolves all the time and as an innovative business, it’s crucial that we keep up with the latest advances. “The new software we have invested in is completely bespoke, is more advanced than anything else on the market and enables us to constantly change and challenge the norms of the sports compression industry, helping athletes to recover faster and perform better.”