TPM Framework: a Comprehensive Kit for Exploring Applications with Textile Pressure Mapping Matrix

Bo Zhou, Jingyuan Cheng, Ankur Mawandia, Yujiang He, Zhixin Huang, Mathias Sundholm, Muhammet Yildrim, Heber Cruz, Paul Lukowicz

In: International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies. International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies (UBICOMM-17) 11th November 12-16 Barcelona Spain ISBN 978-1-61208-598-2 IARIA 2017.


Based on a series of projects with textile pressure mapping matrix (TPM) for ubiquitous and wearable activity recognition in various scenarios, we have accumulated the knowledge and experience to develop an open-access hardware and software framework, which enables a broader education and allows the scientific community to build their own TPM applications. The hardware framework includes all the necessary resources to manufacture the sensing equipment and instructions to build the fabric sensors for an up to 3232 TPM. The software framework ‘Textile-Sandbox’ contains ready-to-use tools and modules that support both running experiments and data mining. The framework is evaluated with 10 master students working in 4 groups. 4 applications are developed from scratch and validated within only 40 hours. We present this framework and the evaluated applications in this paper.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz