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Anne Prahl PhD, WEAR Sustain Presentation

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Responsible innovation for Wearable Technology: Designing for Circularity, Anne Prahl PhD Presentation, WEAR Sustain Open Call London Launch, Digital Catapult, 3rd May 2017

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Anne Prahl PhD, WEAR Sustain Presentation

  1. 1. Responsible innovation for Wearable Technology: Designing for Circularity Anne Prahl PhD concept+design 3rd May 2017
  2. 2. Wearable Technology Design: Challenges
  3. 3. Challenges: Designing for a real user need 1 ‘The Shirtulator’, Lucy Dunne 2 iPod control integrated school blazer, Marks & Spencer 3 Wearable artificial pancreas system, Pancreum 1 2 3
  4. 4. Challenges: Manufacturing & in-use issues 4 Precious mineral harvesting for smartphones (photo: Marcus Bleasdale/National Geographic) 5 Distraction in a Connected World (photo: China Daily/Reuters) 4 5
  5. 5. “Embedding electronic devices into textiles results in a novel category of products… the findings suggest that widespread application of e-textiles could result in the emergence of a new waste stream.” Andreas Köhler, ‘End-of-life implications of electronic textiles’ (2008) 6 Child sitting amongst cables and e-waste (photo: Greenpeace) 7 Textile waste in a landfill in Syria 8 Data-logging shirt utilising sensors and conductive threads, Northeastern University Challenges: End-of-life issues for textile-based Wearable Technology 6 7 8
  6. 6. PERMANENT INTEGRATION: KNITTED, WOVEN, PRINTED, EMBROIDERED, LAMINATED & EMBEDDED 32 34 9 Knitted textile-based electrode, Textronics Inc. 10 Woven electronic textile, Jacquard project 11 Printed chemical sensors, UCSD 12 Embroidered electrochemical sensors, Michigan State University 13 3D printed dress with integrated LEDs, Annouk Wipprecht 9 10 911 Challenges: End-of-life issues for textile-based Wearable Technology 1312
  7. 7. Opportunity: Design for Circularity
  8. 8. Design for Circularity: Approach 14 15 14 Linear v circular economy (diagram: www.ellenmcarthurfoundation.org/education) 15 Puma biological & technical process as part of the InCycle take-back program
  9. 9. Paper-like: Printability Rubber-like: Next to skin comfort Felt-like: Tactility Design for Circularity: Substrate material concepts 16 17 18 16 Tyvek clutch by Design & Paper 17 Inlaid Skin’ by Andreea Mandrescu 18 Felt insole sample, Scholl
  10. 10. Paper-like: Printability Rubber-like: Next to skin comfort Felt-like: Tactility Design for Circularity: Substrate material concepts 19 20 21 19 Wax-printed paper sensor, The University of Texas at Austin 20 Adhesive sensor, Northwestern University 21 Needle-felted sensor, Lara Grant
  11. 11. Skin as the carrier Body as the carrier Clothing as the carrier Design for Circularity: Form factors 22 Temporary tattoo sensor, Electrozyme 23 Electronic fingertip, University of Illinois 24 First Warning System (now Cyrcadia Health) sensor bra 22 23 24
  12. 12. Design for Circularity: Future Wearable Tech concepts
  13. 13. Design for Circularity: Reuse & repair DIY MANUFACTURE // ADHESIVE // NEXT TO SKIN // DURABLE-REUSABLE // UPGRADE & REPAIR 25 26 27 28 29 30 25 Bare Conductive skin-based conductive ink 26 Lix 3-D printing pen 27 Sweat sensor ‘plaster’, University of Cincinnati/Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) 28 Wearable sweat sensor design illustration, A.Prahl 29 Wearable sweat sensor prototype, A.Prahl 30 O.update printable electronics
  14. 14. Design for Circularity: Recycled & recyclable 31 Recycled activity tracker, Benjamin Hubert 32 ‘Active disassembly’ for mobile phones, NOKIA/ University of Technology 33 wear2 microwave textile disassembly technology 34 Klight stretchable electronics dress, Mareike Michel/ Fraunhofer IZM 35 Wearable sensor design illustration, A. Prahl 36 SKYN condom material suit RECYCLED & RECYCLABLE NONWOVENS // MONO-MATERIAL // DISASSEMBLY // WEARABLE SKINS 31 32 33 34 35 36
  15. 15. Design for Circularity: Biodegradable 37 ‘Transient electronics’, University of Illinois/ Beckman Institute 38 Wax-printed paper sensor, The University of Texas at Austin 39 Fabrican sprayable textiles 40 Rainwater- responsive textiles, Dahea Sun 41 Electroloom 3-D fabric printer 42 Spray-printed latex and cotton Cosyflex TRANSIENT ELECTRONICS // BIODEGRADABLE NONWOVENS // SPRAY & 3D-PRINT // LO-TECH 37 38 39 40 41 42 39
  16. 16. •  DESIGNING FOR A REAL USER NEED •  CROSS-DISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION •  DESIGN BRIEF AS A TOOL FOR RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention Anne Prahl concept+design anne.prahl@btinternet.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anne-prahl-2983627
  18. 18. Image references ALL IMAGES SOURCED FROM THE INTERNET AND ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS ARE USED FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY, IN ORDER TO ILLUSTRATE THIS PRESENTATION HELD ON THE 3RD OF MAY 2017 ON BEHALF OF WEARsustain. THE COPYRIGHT FOR COMMERCIAL REPRODUCTION OF ALL IMAGES REMAINS WITH THEIR ORIGINAL OWNER. 1 ‘The Shirtulator’, Lucy Dunne Image taken from Dunne, L. (2010) ‘Smart Clothing in Practice: Key Design Barriers to Commercialization’ Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry, 2 (1), pp. 41-66(26). 2 iPod control integrated school blazer, Marks & Spencer https://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/15/mns_school_ipod_jacket/ 3 Wearable artificial pancreas system, Pancreum http://www.mauroamoruso.it/06.html 4 Precious mineral harvesting for smartphones (photo: Marcus Bleasdale/National Geographic http://inhabitat.com/marcus-bleasdales-stunning-photos-reveal-the-ugly-truth-behind-smartphone-manufacturing/ 5 Distraction in a Connected World (photo: China Daily/Reuters) http://maya.com/blog/wearables-the-decline-of-distraction-in-an-ever-connected-world 6 Child sitting amongst cables and e-waste (photo: Greenpeace) http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/detox/electronics/ 7 Textile waste in a landfill in Syria http://wastebiorefining.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/collecting-system-for-textile-wastes.html 8 Data-logging shirt utilising sensors and conductive threads, Northeastern Universityhttp://www.ecouterre.com/smart-textile-shirt-protects-baseball-pitchers-from-elbow-injuries/ 9 Knitted textile-based electrode, Textronics Inc. http://www.talk2myshirt.com/blog/archives/423 10 Woven electronic textile, Jacquard project http://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/google-debuts-new-electronic-smart-fabrics 11 Printed chemical sensors, UCSD http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/pulse/fall2010/research7.shtml 12 Embroidered electrochemical sensors, Michigan State University http://pubs.rsc.org/is/content/articlelanding/2016/lc/c6lc00307a#!divAbstract 13 3D printed dress with integrated LEDs, Annouk Wipprecht http://www.neonscope.com/Fashion/Outofthebox/867-anouk-wipprecht-creates-mind-controlled-synapse-dress 14 Linear v circular economy (diagram: www.ellenmcarthurfoundation.org/education) 15 Puma biological & technical process as part of the InCycle take-back program http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/waste_not/puma-introduces-c2c-certified-recyclable-track-jacket-backpack-part-incycle 16 Tyvek clutch by Design & Paper https://www.designandpaper.com/?p=5512 17 Inlaid Skin’ by Andreea Mandrescu http://www.julemag.com/designer-andreea-mandrescu-interview/ 18 Felt insole sample, Scholl (photo by A.Prahl) 19 Wax-printed paper sensor, The University of Texas at Austin http://www.laboratory-journal.com/news/scientific-news/origami-styled-sensor-technology-rapid-diagnostics 20 Adhesive sensor, Northwestern University https://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/research-news/conventional-components-flexible-skin-sensor-2014-04/ 21 Needle-felted sensor, Lara Grant http://lara-grant.com/ 22 Temporary tattoo sensor, Electrozyme http://medcitynews.com/2014/09/electrozymes-metabolism-monitoring-temp-tattoos-backed-mark-cuban/ 23 Electronic fingertip, University of Illinois https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22162-fingertip-tingle-enhances-a-surgeons-sense-of-touch/ 24 First Warning System (now Cyrcadia Health) sensor bra https://hpectechtrends.wordpress.com/category/6-smart-technology/page/3/ 25 Bare Conductive skin-based conductive ink http://www.blendingpoint.com/the-b/bare-conductive-ink/ 26 Lix 3-D printing pen http://www.designboom.com/technology/lix-3d-printing-pen-05-01-2014/ 27 Sweat sensor ‘plaster’, University of Cincinnati/Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) http://www.uc.edu/news/nr.aspx?id=17241 28 Wearable sweat sensor design illustration, A.Prahl PhD thesis http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/9077/ 30 O.update printable electronics http://www.3ders.org/articles/20120910-o-update-manufacturing-personal-electronics-with-3d-printing.html 31 Recycled activity tracker, Benjamin Hubert http://www.dezeen.com/2015/10/02/layer-benjamin-hubert-concept-wearable-worldbeing-wristband-tracks-personal-carbon-consumption/ 32 ‘Active disassembly’ for mobile phones, NOKIA/ University of Technology http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/gadgets-that-self-destruct-active-disassembly.html 33 wear2 microwave textile disassembly technology https://bridgebrighton.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/new-garment-dismantling-technology/ 34 Klight stretchable electronics dress, Mareike Michel/ Fraunhofer IZM http://fashioningtech.com/?s=klight+ 35 Wearable sensor design illustration, A. Prahl PhD thesis http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/9077/ 36 SKYN condom material suit http://www.designboom.com/design/skyn-condom-material-jump-suit-pauline-van-dongen-07-25-2016/ 37 ‘Transient electronics’, University of Illinois/ Beckman Institute http://discovermagazine.com/2013/september/12-stretchy-flexy-future 38 Wax-printed paper sensor, The University of Texas at Austin http://www.laboratory-journal.com/news/scientific-news/origami-styled-sensor-technology-rapid-diagnostics 39 Fabrican sprayable textiles http://www.fabricanltd.com/press.php 40 Rainwater-responsive textiles, Dahea Sun http://materiability.com/rain-palette/ 41 Electroloom 3-D fabric printer https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/electroloom/electroloom-the-worlds-first-3d-fabric-printer 42 Spray-printed latex and cotton Cosyflex http://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/fit-for-purpose-textile-technologies/

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