Chapter published in book "Advances in Smart Medical Textiles"
The chapter “Designing ultra-personalised embodied smart textile services for well-being” is part of the book edited by Lieva van Langenhove from Ghent University.
Our chapter discusses how smart textiles are becoming more integrated with service ecosystems that go beyond the current horizontal textile value chain and open up a vast field of opportunities to develop close-to-the-body applications in the area of well-being. The role of the body, the degree of personalisation, and the prototyping process provide opportunities for ultra-personalisation within these new types of embodied STSs. An analys presented in the chapter leads to three notions of ultra-personalisation: personalisation through the material properties, the design of the garment, and the programming of the interactions with the wearer.