Taxtile Nerve Extensions

Stephen Barrass

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop Papers : Pervasive 2008, the Sixth International Conference on Pervasive Computing
EditorsJadwiga Indulska, Donald J Patterson, Tom Rodden, Max Ott
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
Volume2008
ISBN (Electronic)9783540795766
ISBN (Print)9783540795759
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventPervasive 2008 the Sixth International Conference on Pervasive Computing - Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 19 May 200822 May 2008

Conference

ConferencePervasive 2008 the Sixth International Conference on Pervasive Computing
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period19/05/0822/05/08

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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.
Barrass, Stephen. / Taxtile Nerve Extensions. Workshop Papers : Pervasive 2008, the Sixth International Conference on Pervasive Computing. editor / Jadwiga Indulska ; Donald J Patterson ; Tom Rodden ; Max Ott. Vol. 2008 Germany : Springer, 2008. pp. 1-4
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Barrass, S 2008, Taxtile Nerve Extensions. in J Indulska, DJ Patterson, T Rodden & M Ott (eds), Workshop Papers : Pervasive 2008, the Sixth International Conference on Pervasive Computing. vol. 2008, Springer, Germany, pp. 1-4, Pervasive 2008 the Sixth International Conference on Pervasive Computing, Sydney, Australia, 19/05/08.

Taxtile Nerve Extensions. / Barrass, Stephen.

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Barrass S. Taxtile Nerve Extensions. In Indulska J, Patterson DJ, Rodden T, Ott M, editors, Workshop Papers : Pervasive 2008, the Sixth International Conference on Pervasive Computing. Vol. 2008. Germany: Springer. 2008. p. 1-4