SimpleSkin: towards multipurpose smart garments

Stefan Schneegass; Mariam Hassib; Bo Zhou; Jingyuan Cheng; Fernando Seoane; Oliver Amft; Paul Lukowicz; Albrecht Schmidt

In: International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp-2015), ACM, 2015.


Smart textiles have been researched in the lab over the last 20 years. However, the gap between research and available mass-market products is huge. We identify challenges that are the core reasons for this gap. To tackle these challenges, we present our work towards a multipurpose smart textile with different sensing modalities. It separates the concern of developing textiles, electronics, infrastructure, and applications. Furthermore, it uses a similar application model as current smart-phones allowing developers to create applications for the smart textiles. We believe that this approach is capable of moving smart textiles from niche to mainstream.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence