Frequency-Based Design of Smart Textiles

Jussi Mikkonen, Townsend Riikka

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Despite the increasing amount of smart textile design practitioners,the methods and tools commonly available havenot progressed to the same scale. Most smart textile interactiondesigns today rely on detecting changes in resistance.The tools and sensors for this are generally limited to DCvoltage-divider based sensors and multimeters. Furthermore,the textiles and the materials used in smart textile designcan exhibit behaviour making it difficult to identify evensimple interactions using those means. For instance, steelbasedtextiles exhibit intrinsic semiconductive propertiesthat are difficult to identify with current methods. In thispaper, we show an alternative way to measure interactionwith smart textiles. By relying on visualisation known asLissajous-figures and frequency-based signals, we can detecteven subtle and varied forms of interaction with smarttextiles. We also show an approach to measuring frequencybasedsignals and present an Arduino-based system calledTeksig to support this type of textile practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Number of pages12
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2. May 2019
Article number294
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359702
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Publication statusPublished - 2. May 2019
Event2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4. May 20199. May 2019
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Conference2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period04/05/201909/05/2019
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Mikkonen, J., & Riikka, T. (2019). Frequency-Based Design of Smart Textiles. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [294] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300524
Mikkonen, Jussi ; Riikka, Townsend. / Frequency-Based Design of Smart Textiles. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 2019.
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Mikkonen J, Riikka T. Frequency-Based Design of Smart Textiles. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery. 2019. 294 https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300524