*Multi-sensory e-textile interfaces related to human biometric data
*Researching how to extend traditional textile techniques with fiber optics material.
*Combining biometric data with new textile material to explore new digital aesthetics.
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Steriocellia is a multi- sensory e- textile interfaces react by human bio signal data. I have been experiment how the human bio signal could be applied for the textile interfaces. I believe future wearing could recognize human emotion from the model’s bio signal data
I measured ECG data of the model to research the relation between emotional state and data collection With collaboration company and institution Saurer and Empa. I was able to research how to combine embroidery techniques with Advance fiber optics. So we produced optical fiber and electronic yarn samples. Produced textile sample, I manipulate textile for electronic component.
Produced multi sensory textile interfaces which is reacted by the models heart beat rate. It is in the development stage process to research more to discover Relation between bio signal and emotional state.
<research process & report >
I mainly collaborated with Sauere. We researched diverse embroidery techniques for the integration of optical fibers and electronic components. With fiber optics it is possible to take advantage of its data transmission capabilities as well as its design. It is an important material for the future. The collaboration with Empa made possible the explorations into multi-dimensional fiber optics. It was quite challenging to use unusual material, such as fiber optics and conductive thread, in combination with traditional craft machines with the aim of making specific shapes and electronic circuit structures.
Although most of my previous work has been related to apparatus design, this project is focussed mainly on textiles. Of the big challenges in this project was how to integrate fragile fiber optics into textile materials. For example, during the collaboration with Sauere, in order to facilitate data transmission through electronic components, we needed to design a circuit that integrated conductive thread while finding a way to connect this circuit with optical fibers in textile.
Using these optical fiber integrated circuits, I designed a T-shirt that was able to transmit biofeedback data from the human body. With electrocardiographic textile interfaces mapped into the T-Shirt, it is possible to derive Beats Per Minute information from the heart. I look forward to exploring this project further, in particular, developing sensors with more accurate data for application into the medical and sports-related industries.