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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    E-Textile Tailor Shop by KOBAKANT
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

    From 2013-2015 Mika was a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley


    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab


    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition
    Sensors

    DON’T TOUCH, MOVE

    6 really wearable sensors

    The textile sensors on our website are often not designed to be manipulated with your hands. In an attempt to move away from manual control, towards bodily entanglement, this post shows 6 wearable textile sensors that are designed to be worn on different parts of the body. The idea being that the experience of building your first textile/wearable sensor is coupled with wearing that sensor, not holding it in your hand and manipulating it with your fingers (your digits).


    DIGITAL

    1 head crown: tilt switch
    2 foot insole: button
    3 hand puppet: contact switch

    ANALOG

    4 chest breathing: stretch sensor
    5 foot step: pressure sensor
    6 elbow angle: bend sensor


    1 head hat: tilt switch

    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=5390


    2 foot sock: button

    >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157622724657565


    3 hand puppet: contact switch

    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=5539
    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6706



    4 chest breathing: stretch sensor

    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=8171


    5 foot step: pressure sensor

    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=8305
    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6927


    6 elbow angle: bend sensor

    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6924
    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6835
    >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/14412219@N04/albums/72157664348810299
    finger >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=5615


    OTHER

    wrist flick
    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6917

    knit tube –> elbow bend
    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=1618

    fingertip pressure
    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=2149

    wrist tilt
    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=201



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