In the frame of UHCI Project – UdK Berlin
Dimension: 2 Cubes of 80cm X 80 cm X 80cm
Materials: Textiles fibres, conductive threads, Arduino boards, dimmers, lamps.
Technique: weaving, sewing, knitting, e-textiles circuits
During CeBIT 2014 we have invested the space of the exhibition with a series of sitting objects covered with textiles fabrics incorporating sensors and electronic circuits allowing the activation of different electronic devices in the exhibition space (in the case of CEBIT – lamps).
The scenario is based on the investigation of different ways of constructing textiles pressure and touch sensors. Knitted, weaved and embroidery structures were considered. The idea was to create a framework for a well determined interaction form, in which the different electronic devices can be switch on/off according to the presence of the users. Such textile switches can be used in situations like reading or working while sitting. Eventually this fabric sensors involves our relationship with our light – and thereby our energy – consumption. How can our home devices be more responsible and related to our real needs?