Textile Pressure Force Mapping

Bo Zhou, Paul Lukowicz

In: Stefan Schneegass, Oliver Amft. Smart Textiles. Seiten 31-47 Human–Computer Interaction Series (HCIS) Springer 2017.


While much effort in smart textile technology development has been put on acquiring biomedical signals such as ECG/EMG or tissue bioimpedance, an important alternative is mapping the pressure which is applied to the textile substrate itself. The modality has inspired researchers to instrument a wide variety of daily items and wearable garments for interactive controlling and activity monitoring in the recent years. To offer a guideline for implementing such systems, this chapter will introduce textile-based pressure force mapping sensing technology, from comparisons with other smart textile technologies to sensing principles, driving circuitry and finally several application examples.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence