A taxtile is a smart fabric that integrates tactile sensors and actuators in the same flexible material, inspired by human skin. Tactile illusions such as the ‘shrinking waist’ and the ‘stretching nose’ demonstrate that bodily awareness is dynamic and is not constrained to the physical body. The design sketch for Fauxy the Fake Fur Coat with Feelings has vibrotactile buttons sewn on the inside to connect the fabric sensor to skin sensations. We propose that bodily awareness could flow into the coat through these ‘taxtile nerve extensions’ to position the wearer’s perceptual systems as the smarts in the Smart Fabric.
|Title of host publication||Workshop Papers : Pervasive 2008, the Sixth International Conference on Pervasive Computing|
|Editors||Jadwiga Indulska, Donald J Patterson, Tom Rodden, Max Ott|
|Place of Publication||Germany|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||Pervasive 2008 the Sixth International Conference on Pervasive Computing - Sydney, Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 19 May 2008 → 22 May 2008
|Conference||Pervasive 2008 the Sixth International Conference on Pervasive Computing|
|Period||19/05/08 → 22/05/08|
Barrass, S. (2008). Taxtile Nerve Extensions. In J. Indulska, D. J. Patterson, T. Rodden, & M. Ott (Eds.), Workshop Papers : Pervasive 2008, the Sixth International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Vol. 2008, pp. 1-4). Germany: Springer.