smart textiles

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.

Exploring the Design of Interactive Smart Textiles for Emotion Regulation

The present study aims to investigate the design of interactive textiles for emotion regulation. In this work we proposed a design which allows users to visualize their physiological data and help regulate their emotions.

Tactile Dialogues: Personalization of Vibrotactile Behavior to Trigger Interpersonal Communication

This article describes tests that have been conducted with Tactile Dialogues, a textile pillow that can react to touch with vibrotactile stimuli and haptic sensations. Tactile Dialogues is designed to stimulate movement and interpersonal contact for …

Growth plan for an inspirational test-bed of smart textile services

In this pictorial we visualize the growth plan for an inspirational test-bed of smart textile product service systems. The goal of the test-bed is to inspire and inform the Dutch creative industries of textile, interaction and service design to …

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 …

Vibe-ing: Designing a Smart Textile Care Tool for the Treatment of Osteoporosis

Vibe-ing is a care tool in the form of a garment, which invites the body to feel, move, and heal through vibration therapy. The merino wool garment contains knitted pockets, equipped with electronic circuit boards that enable the garment to sense …

Vigour: Smart Textile Services to Support Rehabilitation

'Vigour' is a garment that shows the possibilities of smart textile services for geriatric rehabilitation exercises. It is the result of a collaborative design process between a design researcher, three therapists, an eldercare manager, a textile …

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 …

Designing for Societal and Commercial Adoption of Smart Textile Applications

With this research-through-design process we aim to provide methods that will increase the chance of societal and commercial adoption of smart textile applications for eldercare and rehabilitation. These methods will show how designers can guide the …

Designing Smart Textile Services through value networks, team mental models and shared ownership

The goal of Smart Textile Services is to integrate existing knowledge from the separate domains of textile (soft materials), technology and services. As no single actor can meaningfully understand and realize the creation of Product Service Systems …