HUG: Expressive electronic textile surface design for personalized wellbeing – Work in Progress

HUG: Expressive electronic textile surface design for personalised wellbeing
Team: Sarah Kettley, Tina Downes, Karen Harrigan, Steven Battersby, & Lucie Hernandez

This project is being developed with a team from Nottingham Trent University to explore methods of designing three-dimensional e-textile, soft objects, which have been enhanced with embedded hardware, and e-broidery interfaces. The purpose of creating these objects is to gather information to demonstrate their role in appropriate contexts, particularly to understand their role for health and wellbeing.

Hug Object #1 – Sound and Light

This object has been designed to sense pressure/flexing mapped to light and sound.

 

Hug Object #2 – Sound and Vibration

This object has been designed to sense pressure/touch mapped to vibration pulses and sound.