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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

    Sole Sensing

    Rather simple way of making insoles with 3 pressure sensors located at different pressure points of the foot on the ground. The entire circuitry is sewn with conductive thread on sewing machine. The piezoresistive (pressure sensing) material is taped in place until finalized and can then also be sewn in place by machine (with regular thread!).

    Photos >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157714365556578

    Sole Sensors

    Sole Sensors

    The conductive thread I used is solderable so that I could quickly&easily solder a row of header pins to the ends of my “ribbon cables”.

    Sole Sensors

    Sole Sensors

    These sensing insoles were made to control the drawing of a line as part of a Personal Games Course I attended.


    RELATED WORK

    Sonic Insoles for Magic Shoes >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6927
    Photos >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157684716668751

    Making-of sensor demos



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