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On the Use of Movement-Based Interaction with Smart Textiles for Emotion Regulation

This research aims to investigate the emotional effects of movement-based interaction and its sensory feedback mechanisms. To this end, we developed a smart clothing prototype, E-motionWear, which reacts to four movements, fabric-based detection sensors, and three-movement feedback mechanisms.

Actuating wearables for motor skill learning: a constructive design research perspective

In this article, we discuss challenges and design potentials related to user experience and aesthetics of actuating wearables.

The (New) Roles of Prototypes During the Co-Development of Digital Product Service Systems

This paper provides examples, guidelines and a framework that will support designers to prototype effectively during the co-development of digital PSS.

Designing Predictive Tools for Personalized Functionalities in Knitted Performance Wear

Developments of advanced textile manufacturing techniques---such as 3D body-forming knitwear machinery---allows the production of almost finalized garments, which require little to no further production steps to finalize the garment. Moreover, …

How Was it Made? Vigour

Vigour is a rehabilitation tool that enables geriatric patients, physiotherapists, doctors, and family to gain more insight into the exercises and progress of a rehabilitation process. A knitted cardigan with integrated stretch sensors monitors the …

Day in the lab: wearable senses, Department of Industrial Design, TU Eindhoven

Wearable Senses (WS) focuses on designing close-to- the-body interactions, specifically designs that incorporate wearable computing or smart textiles. It is a community that feels like an emerging multidisciplinary culture, where practitioners from …

Interaction design for supporting communication between Chinese sojourners

In our global village, distance is not a barrier anymore for traveling. People experience new cultures and face accompanying difficulties in order to live anywhere. Social support can help these sojourners to cope with difficulties, such as culture …

Research through Design: A Way to Drive Innovative Solutions in the Field of Smart Textiles

Research through design allows creating a dialogue with the material. It uses making and reflection on action as a generator of knowledge. Our aim is to explore the opportunities and challenges of smart textiles. The Fablab is our set up, a place …

Food for Talk: Phototalk in the Context of Sharing a Meal

Photographic mementos are important signifiers of our personal memories. Rather than simply passive representations of memories to ?preserve? the past, these photos are actively displayed and consumed in the context of everyday behavior and social …