This corset sensor was made for a performance of the Helix by Michela Pelusio
It uses eeonyx stretch fabric as stretch sensor to detect the movement of one’s stomach when breathing in. On this corset, there are 3 strips to take different part of the stomach. This is due to the fit of the corset, it changes which part of the corset stretches the most when breathing.
I have tried with one long stretch fabric on the entire front stretch part, but as you get a lot of parallel resistance, it does not detect good. It was the best when I cut the eeonyx fabric into small pieces and apply as few separate sensors.
Then the sensor was read with and sent to Helix controller Arduino via .
The main part of the corset is made with fake leather I found at Modulor. To prevent the corset pieces to tear a part (which was the case for the first prototype), I used extra fabric between the seam to enforce the sewing connection.