RESi

We present RESi (Resistive tExtile Sensor Interfaces), a novel sensing approach enabling a new kind of yarn-based, resistive pressure sensing. The core of RESi builds on a newly designed yarn, which features conductive and resistive properties. We run a technical study to characterize the behaviour of the yarn and to determine the sensing principle. We…

SmartSleeve

Over the last decades, there have been numerous efforts in wearable computing research to enable interactive textiles. Most work focus, however, on integrating sensors for planar touch gestures, and thus do not fully take advantage of the flexible, deformable and tangible material properties of textile. In this work, we introduce SmartSleeve, a deformable textile sensor,…

Swiping

StretchEBand

Enabling Fabric-Based Interactions through Rapid Fabrication of Textile Stretch Sensors We present StretchEBand, stitch-based elastic sensors, which have the benefit of being manufacturable with textile craft tools that have been used in homes for centuries.¬†We contribute to the understanding of stitch-based stretch sensors through four experiments and one user study that investigate conductive yarns from…

FlexCase

Enhancing Mobile Interaction with a Flexible Sensing and Display Cover FlexCase is a novel flip cover for smartphones, which brings flexible input and output capabilities to existing mobile phones. It combines an e-paper display with a pressure- and bend-sensitive input sensor to augment the capabilities of a phone. Due to the form factor, FlexCase can…

FlexTiles

In FlexTiles we demonstrate , a flexible, stretchable pressures sensitive tactile input sensor consisting of three layers of fabric. We show the implementation of FlexTiles for covering large areas, 3D objects, and deformable underlying shapes. In order to measure these large areas with high framerate, we present a measurement implementation and a tiling architecture. To…

FlexSense

A Transparent Self-Sensing Deformable Surface We present FlexSense, a new thin-film, transparent sensing surface based on printed piezoelectric sensors, which can reconstruct complex deformations without the need for any external sensing, such as cameras. FlexSense provides a fully self-contained setup which improves mobility and is not affected from occlusions. Using only a sparse set of…