Digital Fabrics

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My presentation for Design with a View at Pensione Bencistà, Fiesole, Italy

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Digital Fabrics

  1. 1. digital fabrics riccardo marchesidesign with a view – july 8, 2012
  2. 2. sources: CISCO, Jim Cicconi, AT&T, Steve Leibson, Computer History Museum, CNN, University of Michigan, Fraunhofer
  3. 3. “These things are notjust smart phones and tablets”
  4. 4. Image by Erik Wilde, University of Berkeley
  5. 5. improved energetic efficiency – heating – lightingincreased safety – elderly people – impaired people
  6. 6. why fabrics?– they cover about 70% of our body– we have many fabrics in our homes (bed sheets, carpets, walls, sofas and chairs..)
  7. 7. how can fabrics help us?heating elements in sofas to increasecomfort (and save energy)adaptive fabric curtainsmapping floors for emergenciesposture controlsensing wetness? (just free your imagination)
  8. 8. how can I do that?
  9. 9. electronicswww.arduino.cc
  10. 10. arduino leonardowww.arduino.cc
  11. 11. textile buttonswww.plugandwear.com
  12. 12. analog pressure sensorswww.plugandwear.com
  13. 13. stretch sensorswww.plugandwear.com
  14. 14. water sensorswww.plugandwear.com
  15. 15. textile touchscreenwww.plugandwear.com
  16. 16. Paraimpu (software)http://paraimpu.crs4.it/
  17. 17. OpenPicuswww.openpicus.com
  18. 18. 1951 tweets
  19. 19. EMI shielding
  20. 20. interior design
  21. 21. Design Pauline van Dongen – photo: Mike Nicolaassenfashion
  22. 22. light emitting fabrics
  23. 23. pressure sensors
  24. 24. sound
  25. 25. future challenges
  26. 26. riccardo marchesi @plugandwearwww.plugandwear.com

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