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01Digital Fabrication Technologies, bruno, Featured Project, marc, Paul

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(CHI 2020)

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Augmenting Textiles with Electrical Functionality using In-Situ Polymerization

We present a method for enabling arbitrary textiles to sense pressure and deformation: In-situ polymerization supports the integration of piezo-resistive properties at the material level, preserving a textile’s haptic and mechanical characteristics. We demonstrate how to enhance a wide set of fabrics and yarns using only readily available tools. To further support customization by the designer, we present methods for patterning, as needed to create circuits and sensors, and demonstrate how to combine areas of different conductance in one material. Technical evaluation results demonstrate the performance of sensors created using our method is comparable to off-the-shelf piezo-resistive textiles. As application examples, we demonstrate the rapid manufacturing of on-body interfaces, tie-dyed motion-capture clothing, and zippers that act as potentiometers.


Cedric Honnet, Hannah Perner-Wilson, Marc Teyssier, Bruno Fruchard, Jürgen Steimle, Ana C. Baptista, Paul Strohmeier
Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Honolulu, HI, USA.
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Paul Strohmeier, Narjes Pourjafarian, Marion Koelle, Bruno Fruchard, Cedric Honnet, Jürgen Steimle
In Proceedings of the AHs International Conference on Augmented Humans (AHs’20), ACM Press, 2020
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